President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of the foremost administrator and technocrat, Mr Gamaliel Onosode, who has passed away at the age of 82, Tuesday.
In a statement, Tuesday, by Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), President Buhari also commiserates with the government and people of Delta State, and the Nigerian Baptist Convention on the passing away of their illustrious son and evangelist.
The President joined them in mourning Mr. Onosode, who apart from being a colossus in Nigeria’s private sector, also excelled in public service on various occasions.
“President Buhari believes that Mr. Onosode will be long remembered as an exemplary citizen and leader who made very significant contributions to national development.
“The President urges his family, friends, associates and other Nigerians to honour Mr. Onosode’s memory by upholding the virtues of integrity, honesty and dedication to service, which he passionately promoted in his long and highly successful career in the private and public sectors.
“He prays that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn the late Onosode and grant his soul eternal rest,” the statement read.
Also, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a message of condolence to the family of the late administrator, Onosode.
In a statement by Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the PDP family nationwide, the party mourned the death of one of Nigeria’s foremost technocrats, Mr. Gamaliel Offoritsenere Onosode.
“The PDP is indeed deeply saddened by the loss of this great Nigerian, a highly respected statesman and organized corporate administrator who made immense contributions towards the economic and political development of our dear nation.
“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the Onosode family as we pray God to give them the fortitude to bear this great loss,” read the statement signed by Chief Olisa Metuh, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Tuesday.