The newly appointed commissioner for Budget and Planning in Kogi State, Mr. Simon Ige Olutimayin is dead. Olutimayin was in office for only 24 hours. He was sworn-in by Governor Idris Wada on Saturday, 28th July 2012.
The deceased, according to a family source died in a Lagos Private Hospital on Tuesday night.
It was gathered that the late commissioner slumped while attending a church service and was taken to a hospital where a case of stroke was confirmed.
Born in Egbe, Yagba West local government area of Kogi State in April 1950, Olutimayin was an alumnus of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he graduated with a B.sc degree in economics in 1980.
He worked with the central Bank of Nigeria and rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Director in charge of other financial institutions before retiring in 2010.