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Buruji Kashamu buried in Ogun

Buruji Kashamu buried in Ogun
August 09
14:11 2020

The body of Buruji Kashamu, former senator representing Ogun east, has been laid to rest in his hometown, Ijebu-Igbo. 

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Kashamu died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday at the age of 62.

The former senator died at First Cardiology Consultants, a hospital in Lagos.

His remains were moved from Lagos and buried in his home on Sunday.

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Kashamu will be the third reported prominent Nigerian to die of COVID-19 at First Cardiology Consultants.

In their tributes, friends and family members of the deceased described him as a philanthropist and astute politician.

Reuben Abati, former presidential spokesperson, said Kashamu brought him into politics and groomed him in the process.

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“He enjoyed giving other people opportunities. He was humorous, kind-hearted, large-hearted and genial,” Abati said.

“With his death, Nigeria, Ogun state, Ijebuland and the people of Ijebu-Igbo have lost an illustrious son, who demonstrated courage, talent and creativity in everything to which he applied his energy.”

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