Buhari mourns ex-minister, Gbadamasi

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Lagos State on the passing away of former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on media and publicity in Abuja on Thursday, the President also extended condolences to all family members, friends and professional colleagues of the late “acclaimed economist, eminent industrialist, playwright and promoter of arts and culture.”

He urged them to be consoled by the fact that Chief Gbadamosi’s contributions in these diverse fields of life would be appreciated for a long time.The statement expressed the President’s belief that the nation will remain ever grateful for the meritorious and exemplary roles Chief Gbadamosi played not only as a minister, but also as a former chairman of the Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

“There is no doubting the fact that the economic development of Nigeria was always uppermost in his mind,” the President reminisced about the ex-development expert.

Buhari prayed that the almighty God will grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest, and comfort his family.