DAWN Commission Director General, Dipo Famakinwa, is dead

Dipo Famakinwa [Photo Credit: dawncommission.org]
Dipo Famakinwa [Photo Credit: dawncommission.org]

The Director General of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, Commission, Dipo Famakinwa, is dead.

Multiple sources close to Mr. Famakinwa confirmed his death to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday morning.

Mr. Famakinwa’s organisation was responsible for designing and implementing the blueprint for better integration and governance of the six south-western states.

More details later…


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  • Lanre

    May his soul rest in peace. We will continue from where he left off.

  • Sarah

    May his soul rest in peace. We hope other members of his team can carry on and even exceed in a way that makes him and all of proud in the SW.

  • Julius

    Rest well sir. May your soul rest in peace !

  • Funso Famuyiwa

    What a TRAGEDY.? !!

    The Prime Mover, the strongest Proponent, the intellectual Fount and the most passionate Advocate of Integrated Development for Western Nigeria is gone ! What a Great Loss for Yoruba nation? Who will step into his Shoes ? Who will keep the Spirit of his Vision and Mission alive ? I hope the Govts. of the southwest will wake up from their slumber and ensure that All that Dipo Famakinwa labored for will Not “melt like a raisin in the sun”.

    May the Good Lord Strengthen and Abide with his immediate Family, extended Family and DAWN Family in these most distressing times. May His Soul repose Peacefully in the Lord. .

    • Toyin Adetunji

      I share your view Funso, and i feel it is indeed a tragedy and great loss to western Nigeria. I hope and pray that the south west governors will find someone with such vision, passion and intellectual capacity to drive the western agenda. May Dipo Famakinwa’s soul find peace with his maker. Adeu! till ressurection

  • @solomonwise

    Met him back in London in around May 2014 having worked with him in a private company years back in Ikoyi Lagos.He’s such a fine gentleman. Down-to-heart with a no-holds-barred attitude to the issues of development in Nigeria. Nigeria just missed a great man. May God give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss