Funsho Williams Biography, Age, Education, Career and Death

Funsho Williams Biography

Anthony Olufunso Williams was a Nigerian politician, engineer and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2003 general election in Lagos state. Funsho Williams was born on 9 May 1948 in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Funsho Williams Profile

Name

Funsho Williams

Real Name

Anthony Olufunso Williams

Date of Birth

9 May 1948

Age

58 years (2006)

Occupation

Politician

Political Party

People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

State of Origin

Lagos State

Nationality

Nigeria

Tribe

Yoruba

Religion

Christian

Wife

Hilda Williams

Death

July 27, 2006

Net Worth

Under Review

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Educational Background

Funsho Williams Education

Funsho Williams attended St. Paul’s Catholic school at Ebute Metta and St Gregory’s College, Lagos. He proceeded to study civil engineering at the University of Lagos. Funsho Williams attended New Jersey Institute of Technology where he obtained a Masters Degree.

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Career

Funsho Williams Career

Funsho Williams joined the Lagos State civil service in 1974. Funsho Williams spent 17 years in the Lagos State Civil Service working on construction projects in Lagos State.

Over 70% of road and bridges constructed in Lagos state was constructed under his stewardship.

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In 1991, Funsho Williams retired from the Lagos State Civil Service as a permanent secretary. He shortly returned to public service, as a Lagos state Commissioner under Colonel Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s Military Administratorship.

Funsho Williams was a director at Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Cappa and D’Alberto Plc and Ajaokuta Steel Company

He Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Maritime Authority

He joined the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP), but after the suspicious death of its leader, General Sani Abacha he moved to the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

Funsho Williams joined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2003 general election.

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In 2006, he picked nomination form to run for Lagos state Governor under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but his dream was cut short following his death in 2006.

Personal Life

Funsho Williams Wife

Funsho Williams was married to Hilda Williams with four children. He was a Christian of Yoruba origin.

Death

On July 27 2006, the remains of Funsho Williams was found bound, strangled, and stabbed at his home in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi.

His campaign manager, and the other was a senator and former Works Minister Kingsley Adeseye Ogunlewe were both arrested in connection with the murder.

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