Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday condoled with Governor Babatunde Fashola, the government and people of Lagos State on the death of Michael Otedola, a former governor of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja.
Abati said that the president also commiserated with all members of Otedola's immediate family as well as his relatives, friends and former political associates.
"The president joins them in mourning the very distinguished politician, elder statesman and philanthropist who served as governor of Lagos State between 1992 and 1993 with commendable courage, wisdom and fortitude.
"As arrangements get underway to give the octogenarian former governor a befitting burial, President Jonathan assures the people of Lagos State and the Otedola family of his solidarity with them in their hour of grief.’’
He urged them to take solace in the knowledge that Otedola served God, his community, state and country to the best of his notable abilities during his long life.
"In passing on, he leaves behind indelible legacies and very worthy heirs to build on his achievements,’’ he said.
Abati said that the president pray that God would grant the deceased's soul eternal rest.
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