President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of a distinguished Elder of the Yoruba Tennis Club and past President of the Nigerian Institute of Structural Engineers, Arole Ezekiel Iyiolah Omisore.
Buhari shared his grief with family members, friends and associates of Omisore, who passed at age 98.
This was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, a Special Adviser to the President.
The President affirmed the dutifulness, courage and inspiration that Omisore brought into work and life, remaining humble and warm even in his 90s, with evidence of influence as a bridge for those that were climbing up and pillar for the downtrodden.
He noted the remarkable contributions of the Engineer to the development of the country, employed by the then Government of Western Region, Ministry of Works, as the first Nigerian Structural Engineer before he left to start the Engineering section of Design Group as an Associate Partner.
Buhari urged family members and friends to approximate the good works of Arole Omisore, who was also “Gbobaniyi” of Ile-Ife, “Alatunse” of Cathedral Church Of the Anglican, Ile-Ife and Asiwaju Okunrin of Christian Association of Nigeria.
The President, however, prayed that ‘his soul will find rest with the Lord.
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