Ogun ex-governor, Amosun mourns Onaolapo Soleye - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Ogun ex-governor, Amosun mourns Onaolapo Soleye

Dr Onaolapo Soleye 

Former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has joined other dignitaries across the country to mourn the exit of Former Finance Minister, Dr Onaolapo Soleye who died on Wednesday in Abeokuta at the age of 90.

Sen Amosun described the death of Dr. Onaolapo Soleye as a great loss not only to Ogun State, but to Nigeria in general.

Amosun, in a statement described Soleye as an highly respected elder Statesman, and an illustrious son of Owu Kingdom and Egbaland.

He said, "Dr. Onaolapo Soleye belonged to the class of eminent indigenes of Ogun State who were renowned for blazing the trail in their careers, professions, and other spheres of human endeavours".  

"A foremost academician, Dr. Soleye made invaluable contributions to the education sector, where he mentored and impacted knowledge, morals and sound discipline in the generation of students who passed through his academic tutelage as a lecturer at the University of Ibadan". 

"Dr. Onaolapo Soleye would also be remembered for the remarkable accomplishments he recorded during his meritorious service as Commissioner of Industry in the old Western Region, Commissioner for Industry and Finance in Ogun State, and as Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where he discharged himself credibly well and contributed immensely to the financial re-engineering of our nation, especially during the challenging times of Naira devaluation and redesign in 1984".

"In all of these, his life and times epitomized service to Ogun State, Western Region, and our nation, Nigeria", Amosun said. 

"I commiserate with his wife, Mama Modupe Soleye, his children, grandchildren, and the entire family. May the good Lord grant Dr. Onaolapo Soleye eternal rest".

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