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Jonathan mourns Akpata's passing

15 October 2014, 08:59 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan paid tribute to the late prominent Edo State administrator, educationist and elder statesman, Tayo Akpata.

He commiserated with Governor Adams Oshiomhole and the people of Edo State on the death.

According to a press statement by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President also extended sincere condolences to Akpata’s widow, Olabisi Akpata, his children, grandchildren and other relatives.

“As they mourn their beloved husband, father and grandfather, the President urges them to take solace in the memory of Chief Akpata’s long, successful and very fulfilled life in the service of his family, community, state and country,” he said.

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Abati added that Jonathan believed Nigeria would greatly miss the astute administrator who made notable contributions to national development through his outstanding work in the country’s public and private sectors in various capacities, including Trustee and Executive Secretary of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund.

The President prayed that The Almighty would give Akpata’s family, friends, associates and community the fortitude to bear his loss and grant his soul eternal rest.

Akpata died on Tuesday at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence at the age of 83.

- CAJ News


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