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Buhari mourns former minister of national planning, Ayodele Ogunlade



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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent his condolence to the family of former Minister of National Planning, late Ayodele Ogunlade, a senior producer in Western Nigeria Television and Broadcasting Services.

President Buhari in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, enjoined friends and close associates of the deceased to find solace in the courage that the elder statesman brought to life.

President Buhari stated that Ogunlade’s rise from a primary and secondary school teacher, Permanent Secretary, minister of information and culture, and foremost industrialist typifies resilience that should be celebrated and emulated.

The President noted the warm heartedness, positive outlook and broad vision of the former minister. He commended him for sharing his success skills with many, and extended his wisdom to both private and public institutions, leaving lasting imprint on Nigeria’s development over many years.

President Buhari expressed the belief that late Ogunlade’s investments of love and goodwill would continue to inspire and modify lives, particularly, the overwhelming influence in community development, through educational and health schemes.

The President prayed that God would comfort Ogunlade’s family and grant him eternal rest.

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