Fourth Republic lawmaker, Sen. Biyi Durojaiye, is dead.
Sources said Sen. Durojaye died of COVID-19 complications in the early hours of Tuesday in Lagos, while receiving medical attention.
Durojaiye, who died at the age of 88, was a former Chairman, Board of Commissioners for Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Durojaiye was elected Senator for Ogun East Senatorial District on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 1999.
He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Law in London. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979, and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He also graduated from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.
He worked for 35 years in the Nigerian public sector, including 28 years as a Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Mint. He worked with the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve System in the U.S.A and the City University London between 1964 and 1982.