President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, February 2, 2015 expressed his sadness over the death of businessman, Molade Okoya-Thomas.
Speaking via a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, President Jonathan consoled family and friends of the late Okoya, saying they should be glad because he had lived a fulfilled life.
The statement read: “The President shares their pain and sorrow as they mourn the late Chief Okoya-Thomas who was also honoured in his lifetime with the traditional titles of Odofin of Ile- Ife and Bobasuwa of Ijebu-Remo.
“President Jonathan urges members of the Okoya-Thomas family and all others who mourn the very successful businessman to be comforted by the knowledge that he lived a very worthy and fulfilled life, and left a legacy of great entrepreneurial achievements for his successors to build on.
“The President believes that Chief Okoya-Thomas will also be long remembered and honoured as a very generous philanthropist and sports enthusiast who established the popular Asoju-Oba Table Tennis Championships.
“President Jonathan prays that God Almighty will grant Chief Okoya-Thomas’ soul peaceful and eternal rest.”