A prominent Ilorin businessman, politician and community leader, Alhaji Habeeb Baba Elepo is dead.
Aged 101 years, Alhaji Elepo, until his death was a prominent stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) in Kwara State.
The deceased was also a leading ‘Otoge’ campaigner and supporter of Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq.
Elepo was a major player in the politics of the second Republic and a famous federal government contractor who received federal government’s commendation for thorough execution of contracts in various parts of the country.
A devout Muslim and famous philanthropist, Elepo is survived by two wives, many children, grand children and great grand children .
They include Engineer Dare Elepo, a specialist in off shore oil exploration and Deputy Director at the NNPC, Hajia Hajara Nike Ibrahim, Principal, Amule Government Day Junior Secondary School, Okelele and Hajia Bilikis Saad Salahudeen, a business tycoon and wife of the Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on strategy, Alhaji Saadudeen Salahudeen.
Others include Haji Sulayman Elepo and Mubarak Elepo, a senior staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The deceased will be laid to rest at his family house, Eleran compound, Kankatu, Okelele, Ilorin at 10am according to Islamic rites.