Delta Speaker Mourns Onosode
The death of foremost technocrat and boardroom Czar, Deacon Gamaliel
Onosode, has deprived Nigerians, particularly the people of Delta State of
the services of one of the most consistent administrators of this age,
says Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya.
“Onosode was a family man that radiated the best of family values” he said.
Igbuya who also described the death of the former chairman of Dunlop
Nigeria Plc, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and Zain Nigeria as sad and painful,
noted that the boardroom guru proved to Nigerians and the international
community that there was everything to gain from being principled.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri
urged the younger generation of Nigerians to take a cue from the ideals
that Onosode lived for- building a better Urhobo nation, Delta State and
“In Nigeria, Onosode stood out. He was a rare gem and a visionary leader
with the knack for identifying talents. As the head of then NAL merchant
bank of Nigeria, he brought together bright young men and women, some of
whom are today in top banking position in the country and abroad. As a
presidential adviser to President Shagari and a former president of the
Nigerian Institute of Management, he demonstrated exceptional
He urged Onosode's immediate family and the Urhobo people at home and
abroad to take solace in the belief that God's will is unquestionable and
must always prevail,”
“He prays that God Almighty will comfort them all and grant the late
boardroom player in Nigeria's corporate environment's soul peaceful
repose,” Ebireri stated.
“We will certainly miss he former chairman of the Niger Delta
Environmental Survey, Global Missions Board of the Nigerian Baptist
Convention and the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso. We
will certainly miss this quiet and unassuming man on so many fronts” the
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