Ambassador Isola mourns former Minister, Dr. Soleye ...Says I will personally miss his wise counsel, his fountain of knowledge 

Nov 15, 2023 - 16:34
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Ambassador Isola mourns former Minister, Dr. Soleye ...Says I will personally miss his wise counsel, his fountain of knowledge 

By Adetokunbo FAKEYE 


The former Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola OFR has expressed shock on the passing away of former Nigeria Minister of Finance, Dr. Onaolapo Soleye. 


Dr. Soleye, who died early today, Wednesday 15th November, 2023, was described by Ambassador Isola as one of the founding fathers of Ogun State, whose thoughts on nation-building, and his fountain of knowledge will be missed. 


In the condolence register at the deceased home, Ambassador Isola wrote, "It is with heartfelt sympathy that I received the passing away of one of the founding fathers of Ogun State - Dr Onaolapo Soleye. 


"He was the first Commissioner for Lands in Ogun State and later became the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


"An erudite scholar, a practising Christian, a humble leader, a compassionate elder, a patriotic Nigerian, an incorruptible public servant, a family man, a devoted husband and most importantly a Godly man.


"I will personally miss his wise counsel, his thoughts on nation-building, and his fountain of knowledge. 
Adieu Dr. Ona Soleye - a great icon".

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