The incumbent General Manager and the Chief executive Officer of the National Theatre in Lagos State, Dr Stella Oyedepo is dead.
According to official report, Ms Oyedepo died late on Easter Monday while returning to Lagos from a trip. Her car was said to have rammed into an articulated vehicle at Sagamu along the Benin- Ijebu-|Ode Express Road.
Confirming the incidence, Mr Abiodun Abe, the Director in charge of Business Development at the NT in a statement which was made available to newsmen disclosed that the management team will take the corpse of the deceased to Ilorin, her home town.
Abe said that the management of the NT would soon issue a press statement on her funeral details.
The late Oyedepo assumed duty as the incumbent CEO of NT on April 22, 2018.
A close relative Pelumi Lawal also added that the deceased was returning from Calabar only to die around Sagamu.
“She had begun to transform the National Theatre to its pride of place within the last year of her leadership.
“She was indeed doing a good job without making noise.
“The toilets and the air conditioners at the National Theatre’s halls have begun to function well. All these were to her credit.
“She was a very humble and a hard-working administrator who used to listen to people’s advice on how to move the NT forward.
“It pains me that we have lost such a great woman.
“May she rest in peace,” he said.