Jonathan mourns late businessman

79-year-old businessman, Molade Okoya-Thomas died on Monday, February 2, of yet undisclosed causes.

President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his condolences to the family of late businessman, Molade Okoya Thomas.

79-year-old Okoya-Thomas died on Monday, February 2, of yet undisclosed causes.

Jonathan expressed his sorrow via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati. It reads:

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness, news of the passing away of one Nigeria’s leading entrepreneurs, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas.

President Jonathan extends sincere condolences to members of Chief Okoya-Thomas’ family as well as his friends, associates, business partners within and outside Nigeria, and the people of Lagos where he held the traditional title of Asoju-Oba.

The President shares their pain and sorrow as they mourn the late Chief Okoya-Thomas who was also honoured in his lifetime with the traditional titles of Odofin of Ile- Ife and Bobasuwa of Ijebu-Remo.

President Jonathan urges members of the Okoya-Thomas family and all others who mourn the very successful businessman to be comforted by the knowledge that he lived a very worthy and fulfilled life, and left a legacy of great entrepreneurial achievements for his successors to build on.

The President believes that Chief Okoya-Thomas will also be long remembered and honoured as a very generous philanthropist and sports enthusiast who established the popular Asoju-Oba Table Tennis Championships. President Jonathan prays that God Almighty will grant Chief Okoya-Thomas’ soul  peaceful and eternal rest.

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