He was a visionary, Says Atiku
Foremost industrialist and tennis lover, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, has died. He died early today. He was 79 years old.
Details of his demise are still sketchy.
But in his response to the demise, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said the death was a huge blow to the community of Nigeria’s businessmen.
Atiku, in a press statement by his media office in Abuja, noted that the late Okoya-Thomas was a visionary and astute businessman whose contribution to Nigeria’s private sector economy will remain indelible.
“Although the late Molade Okoya-Thomas left the stage at a prime age of 79, his death nonetheless is a huge blow to the community of businessmen in Nigeria.
“He was a pioneer and a visionary. Okoya-Thomas belonged to a generation of private sector investors who saw opportunities in making investments in the economy when it was risky to do so.
“His legacies will remain indelible in corporate Nigeria and I pray God will grant his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.”