President Buhari Mourns Ex-minister, Ogunlade, Says His Legacy Will Continue To Modify Lives
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday condoled with the family of former Minister of National Planning, Ayodele Ogunlade, urging friends and associates to find solace in the courage that the elder statesman brought to life.
Recall that Ogunlade, a statesman and the Ilupeju Ekiti-born industrialist, died on Monday at the age of 88.
Buhari affirms that Ogunlade’s rise from a primary and secondary school teacher, Senior Producer in Western Nigeria Television and Broadcasting Services, Permanent Secretary, Minister of Information and Culture, and foremost industrialist typifies resilience that should be celebrated and emulated.
This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Buhari noted the warm-heartedness, positive outlook and broad vision of the former minister, who shared his success skills with many and extended his wisdom to both private and public institutions, leaving a lasting imprint on Nigeria’s development over many years.
As the former journalist, public servant and industrialist begins his final journey, the President believes “his investments of love and goodwill will continue to inspire and modify lives, particularly the overwhelming influence in community development, through educational and health schemes.”
The President, however, prayed that God would comfort Ogunlade’s family and grant him eternal rest.