- Nigeria's former ambassador to Namibia, Nathaniel Olorunfemi, is dead
- Mourning the deceased, President Buhari brains said Olorunfemi was one of the brains behind the development of the solid minerals sector in the country
- According to the president, the deceased left his footprints in the sands of time
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family, friends, relations, as well as the diplomatic community over the passing of Dr Biodun Nathaniel Olorunfemi, former ambassador to Namibia.
The president in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday, August 12, described Olorunfemi's death as a great loss to Nigeria.
According to him, the deceased had the unique record of successfully turning around many parastatals and businesses that were not performing well.
"The demise of “the re-engineering technocrat” is a great loss to Nigeria, as the departed had the unique record of successfully turning around many parastatals and businesses that were hitherto underperforming," he said.
The president recalled how as permanent secretary of the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Olorunfemi assembled technocrats to develop blueprint for the effective administration of FCT as a mega city.
He added that the re-engineering technocrat is also credited as one of the brains behind the development of the solid minerals sector in the country.
"The deceased served as ambassador to Namibia from 2012 to 2015, and the president remarks that “he left his footprints in the sands of time," the statement added.
Olorunfemi who was appointed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration was among those sacked when Buhari took over power in 2015.
In another report by Legit.ng, Buhari had expressed sadness over the death of Hajiya Hadiza Garba Umar, wife of a former governor of Taraba state.
Buhari on Thursday, August 8, conveyed his deepest condolences to the family of Garba Umar.
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