President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the late Sen. Olabiyi Durojaiye, describing the passing of the elder statesman as a great loss to the nation.
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Tuesday said the president also commiserated with the government and people of Ogun State, as well as friends and political associates on the loss of the man he calls, “a dogged fighter for democracy, an activist, a nationalist and an indispensable member of the financial community.”
Buhari noted that Sen. Durojaiye’s imprints were always visible where he worked as a director of the Central Bank of Nigeria, at the Mint, and as Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, stressing that he remained an epitome of professionalism, integrity, kindness and humility.
He expressed the belief that the late Senator Durojaiye’s commitment to democratic ideals was never in doubt, recalling the prominent roles he played as a member of NADECO in fighting for justice towards the actualisation of the memorable June 12 election.
As the President prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed, he urges the family to take solace in the fact that their patriarch lived a life of inspiration and impacted positively on the community and national landscapes.
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Buhari mourns Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye