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Delta Speaker Mourns Onosode

By Henry Ebireri
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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 Nigeria.

“In Nigeria, Onosode stood out. He was a rare gem and a visionary leader with the knack for identifying talents. As the head of thenNAL 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 administrative prowess.

She 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 statement added.