Amosun Mourns Death of Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Olu Adeniji
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said the death of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olu Adeniji, is a great loss to Nigeria and the international community.
Amosun described the deceased, who died in London, at the age of 83, as a consummate diplomat and astute public officer, who distinguished himself in his duties in Nigeria and Diaspora.
The Governor, in a statement, signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, said the late Adeniji lived a fulfilled life.
“The late veteran diplomat enjoyed an ever rising profile in his career, which made him serve in a number of Nigerian Foreign Missions as well as occupy positions of Permanent Secretary, Foreign Affairs Minister, Nigerian Ambassador to France, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA) and General Secretary with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).
“He excelled in his assisgnments all through his career and was a shinning example of a true son of Ijebu Ode, Ogun state and patriotic Nigerian”, the governor added.
He however regretted the death of the late minister, noting that it came at a time his wise counsel will be needed in the ongoing efforts of the Federal Government in retooling the nation’s foreign policy and programmes.
He prayed God to grant Adeniji mercy and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.