The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on economic matters, Ayodele Adu, has died in an Indian hospital on Friday.
Confirming the death, the Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in a condolence message issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, expressed shock and sadness over the death of his state man.
The deceased who serve as on the board of Fountain Investment Company Limited of the Ekiti state government while Dr Fayemi was governor of the state was described as a man of courage, character and conviction by the minister.
Dr Fayemi said his death is a personal loss to him and a major loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Nigeria in general.
“He was a distinguished Nigerian, an honourable Ekiti man, who through hard work and determination worked his way to the top of his professional calling and left marks of excellence on every assignment he undertook”
“He was a man of courage, character and conviction, who had a great passion for the Ekiti Project. It is indeed a painful loss.
“We shall surely miss him,” the minister was quoted as saying.
“May Almighty God grant him eternal rest and give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”