President Goodluck Jonathan commiserates with the government and people of Ondo State on the death yesterday of the highly respected pro-democracy activist and renowned economist, Dr. Baba Oluwide Omojola. The President extends sincere condolences to Dr. Omojola’s immediate and extended family, friends, associates and professional colleagues of the late nationalist, patriot and indefatigable advocate of good governance who dedicated his life to the pursuit of social justice and a better life for others.President Jonathan notes that Baba Omojola remained
faithful to the cause of justice, equity and progress for all Nigerians till the end of his life.
The President urges all who mourn Baba Omojola to ensure that his life-long labours were not in vain by emulating the exemplary dedication and patriotism he showed in journeying to Akure to make a submission on the coming national conference at the very advanced age of 75.
President Jonathan believes that Baba Omojola’s inheritors, friends and associates in the long struggle for a better Nigeria can truly honour his memory by joining hands with other patriots to ensure the success of the planned national dialogue to which he was so evidently committed.
The President prays that God Almighty will receive the soul of the departed nationalist whose contributions to national discourse will be greatly missed and grant him a peaceful rest from his earthly labours.
Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)
October 20, 2013