Palpable fear has enveloped the entire members of staff of Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos state over the death of two of their colleagues within a week.
Information revealed that the death of Mr Adeseye Ilekun, and Mrs Bose Akojenu came as a rude shock to the staff and management of the Council.
Sources said Mrs Bose Akojenu gave up the ghost a week after she gave birth to her third child without traces of illness, leaving behind her helpless newly born baby. She died on Monday, 2nd December, 2019, while Mr Adeseye Ilekun, on the other hand, died on Saturday, 7th December, 2019, after a brief illness. Until their death, both of them were staff of Apapa Local Government.
Reliable sources within the council revealed that the death of these two civil servants has continued to cause anxiety among members of staff of Apapa LG, they are “panic-stricken that the death of these two diligent workers from the same council came too sudden and terrifying because it happened within a week.”
Bose Akojenu has been buried at Ikenne, on 6th Friday, December, 2019, while family of Adeseye Ilekun are soliciting for financial assistance in order to give their late son a befitting burial.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission has mandated all the 20 and 37 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Lagos to organise compulsory free quarterly health screening programme for members of staff of their councils. Members of the Commission who paid courtesy visit to all the Councils in the state as part of its statutory duties made this known during the visitations. The visits were carried out at different dates to all the Councils in the state, said our reliable source.
They informed the councils authorities to ensure the organization of the free health programme in January, 2020 if such programme could not be held this December 2019. The health screening programme, they said became necessary as part of efforts to prevent the unexpected death among civil servants in the Local Governments in Lagos state. “The truth is some of the sicknesses that lead to untimely deaths among civil servants can be averted if such sicknesses can be detected on time”, said a member of the team. They also enjoined the civil servants to proactively take up an health insurance scheme in order to prepare for any futuristic health challenge.