Tunde Solomon, the Operations Manager of BON Hotel Nest Ibadan, has sadly passed away, with reports attributing his death to a heart attack believed to be linked to an explosion in the vicinity of the hotel in Bodija.
The explosion, which occurred on Tuesday night, shook the Adeyi area in Old Bodija, Ibadan.
Reports indicate that the explosion resulted in the tragic loss of 5 lives and caused severe injuries to 77 residents in the area. Additionally, approximately 58 houses were damaged as a consequence of the incident.
The management of BON Hotel Nest Ibadan announced the passing of Mr. Solomon in a statement shared on the hotel’s official Instagram account on Friday.
The statement reads, “We regret to inform you of the sudden passing of our beloved Operations Manager, Mr. Tunde Solomon.
“Mr. Solomon suffered a heart attack on the 17th of January 2024 and it is believed that it was a consequence of the explosion which occurred on the 16th of January 2024 at Bodija.
“Mr. Tunde Solomon was a vastly experienced member of staff with more than 25 years in the industry. His commitment to his role and his contributions to the growth of BON Hotel Nest Ibadan and the BON group in general during his tenure were invaluable.
“His loss leaves a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of working alongside him.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Solomon’s family during this difficult time
”Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they navigate through this challenging period.”