A former Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties in Edo State, Comrade Didi Adodo, is dead.
Adodo who served during the two terms of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, from a brief, but yet-to-be-disclosed ailment.
Reports confirm that he fell ill five days ago, and he did not have the luxury to recover from the illness before he died.
The death of the frontline labour leader is a big blow to the labour industry.
Before his death, Comrade Adodo had the privilege to be the General Secretary of Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN). He was also a former General Secretary of the United Labour Congress.
A source close to the family confirmed the death and said that efforts were being made to bury him today (Tuesday).
“I can confirm to you that Comrade Adodo is dead. He passed on in the early hours of Tuesday and the family is making efforts to bury him immediately,” the source said.
Adodo was an indigene of Iruekpen, Esan West Local Government Area of the state. The deceased attended Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabongidda-Ora, and graduated in 1979.
He later attended the University of Benin where he graduated in 1986.
He was married with children.
Family members of the deceased could not be reached for comments as their mobile phones were switched off.