The All Progressive Congress (APC) consensus aspirant for Ogun East Senatorial District and Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, has commiserated with the family of Professor Adebayo Adedeji on the death of the erudite economist who died on Wednesday at the age of 87.
Expressing his shock on the passing of the elder statesman, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru described late Professor Adedeji as a distinguished intellectual and renowned economist whose footprints were indelible and applauded worldwide, having served Nigeria, Africa and the international community in different capacities for many years.
According to him, Professor Adedeji was “a very strong force in international economics and well respected globally for his unique initiatives and exemplary developmental strategies and diplomacy notable among which was the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)and the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) in Nigeria’s post civil war era. His invaluable contributions to national, sub-regional, continental and international development will be greatly missed”.
“He was one the finest and illustrious Ijebu sons whose demise ended another glorious chapter and created a deep void in world economic and political history”.
In the words of Otunba Ashiru, “Professor Adedeji’s death is a great loss but we take solace in the solid legacies he left which will continue to inspire coming generations”.