President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commiserated with the Odogwu family on the death of the Ide Ahaba of Asaba, Chief Sunny Odogwu.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also extended condolences to the people of Asaba and the Delta State Government on the death of their illustrious son.
The statement read, “The President joins them in honouring the memory of the versatile businessman, who remarkably contributed to the socio-economic development of his immediate community, state and the nation, drawing from his extensive experience as an accomplished industrialist, entrepreneur, publisher and philanthropist.
“The President affirms that through his vast business networks, range of skills and perspectives, the late Chief Odogwu demonstrated deep understanding and commitment in empowering indigenous businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and creating thousands of employment opportunities for Nigerians.
“President Buhari prays almighty God to comfort the family, friends and business associates of the deceased, and grant his soul eternal rest.”
The billionaire businessman and philanthropist died in his home on Monday after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.