President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a condolence message to the family of the recently departed industrialist, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, who died on Monday from an undisclosed illness.
In his message, the president said the late business mogul “lived a very worthy and fulfilled life, and left a legacy of great entrepreneurial achievements for his successors to build on.”
President Jonathan noted that he received with immense sadness, news of the death of the leading entrepreneur while extending 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 said he 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.
The president urged members of the Okoya-Thomas family and all others who mourn the departed 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 statement signed by the President Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Dr. Reuben Abati recalled 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.