Lagos Loses Top Permanent Secretary To Cancer

Babatunde Lawal, prominent permanent secretary in Lagos.

Babatunde Lawal, a prominent permanent secretary from Lagos, has died battling with liver cancer.

Family sources who disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, said he died at 56.

Mr. Lawal, headed cabinet affairs secretariat at the office of the secretary to the government.

A spokesman for the SGF ‘s office did not immediately return a request seeking comments.

However, Mr. Lawal’s profile described him as an economist with a bachelor and master’s degrees in economics and strong bias in fiscal policy analysis, management and strategic planning.

Mr. Lawal joined the Federal Civil Service in October 1987 as a planning officer Grade I and deployed to the defunct Federal Ministry of Economic Planning, his official profile said.

He left behind a wife and children.

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