Former Oyo State Military Administrator Tunji Olurin Is Dead

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Brig-Gen. Tunji Olurin (rtd.), the former Military Administrator of Oyo State and a close political ally of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead.

Olurin, who died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in the early hours of Saturday, according to a family source, was 77.

The deceased’s brother, Funso Olurin, disclosed this in Abeokuta on Saturday.

According to him, Olurin died after a brief illness.

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Olurin, who was also a former Military Administrator of Ekiti State from October 8, 2006, until April 27, 2007, hailed from Ilaro in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State.

He was the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the 2011 general election in Ogun State.

Olurin, a Field Commander of ECOMOG Peacekeeping Force in Liberia from 1992 to 1993 during the First Liberian Civil War, retired from service in 1993.

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