86 year-old Nigerian Philanthropist dies enroute France for medical checkup

A Nigerian philanthropist, identified as Dr. Iyayi Efionayi (MFR), JP, was confirmed dead on Thursday, October 11th, in France while on transit from United States of America where he went for medical check up.

The deceased was pictured with his two wives and son-in-law in America on the way to the airport few hours before the heart challenges midair in France which led to his death, according to reports.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the family of Dr. Iyayi Efionayi.

He noted that “Dr. Iyayi led a humble and great life that is worthy of emulation. He was a trailblazer on so many fronts; in business, philanthropy and community service.

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“He created jobs for thousands of Edo people and residents and supported the church and the less-privileged in several ways. His passing is a great loss to the state and our great country.”

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