President Muhammadu Buhari and Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode have given condolences on the death Wednesday of Rasheed Gbadamosi, former minister of national planning.
Buhari said Gbadamosi was an “acclaimed economist, eminent industrialist, playwright and promoter of arts and culture”.
He said those bereaved by his death should be “consoled by the fact that Chief Gbadamosi’s contributions in these diverse fields of life would be appreciated for a long time”.
“There is no doubting the fact that the economic development of Nigeria was always uppermost in his mind,” said Buhari.
Similarly, Governor Ambode said Gbadamosi’s death shocked him. The governor said Gbadamosi had been serving as “Co-chairman of the Lagos @ 50 Committee”, the imminent commemoration of the creation of Lagos.
“As a foundation member of the first Lagos State Executive Council after the creation of the state in 1967, he (Gbadamosi) contributed immensely towards laying a very solid foundation for what is today the foremost state in the country and the nation’s unarguably Centre of Excellence”, said Ambode.
Aside serving as minister, the deceased was also a former chairman of the Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).