Tears as Former Finance Minister, Onaolapo Soleye, Dies At 90

Tears as Former Finance Minister, Onaolapo Soleye, Dies At 90

  • Dr Onaolapo Soleye, a former Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has died at the age of 90
  • Soleye died in the early hours of Wednesday, November 15, at a specialist hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital
  • The elder statesman, Soleye was an Associate Professor at the University of Ibadan in Oyo state

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Abeokuta, Ogun state - Former Finance Minister, Dr Onaolapo Soleye, has passed on four days after celebrating his 90th birthday.

According to Daily Trust, Soleye State died in the early hours of Wednesday, November 15, at a specialist hospital in Ibara GRA, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

Former Finance Minister, Onaolapo Soleye, dies at 90
Former Finance Minister, Onaolapo Soleye is dead Photo Credit: Opeifa David
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It was gathered that Soleye marked his 90th birthday on Saturday, November 11.

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The death of the former Ogun commissioner of works was announced by his family in a statement, Tribune reported.

The family said the burial details will be announced in due course.

“With heavy hearts but with gratitude to God Almighty for a long, impactful and positively eventful life, the family announces the passing of Pa Dr Onaolapo Soleye, the father of our late brother, Maj Gen OO Soleye (rtd). He turned ninety years old only last Saturday.
“Papa served the country and humanity in various capacities rising to the position of an Associate Professor in the University of Ibadan, Commissioner for Works in Ogun State and Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria amongst others.
“He was a true lover of God and humanity and this translated into his unwavering commitment to church activities as well as ready support and assistance to all who came across him, in any way that he could.

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Gwadabe died on Wednesday, April 26, morning at the age of 87 at a hospital in Kano.

Family sources who confirmed the passing of Gwadabe said the former minister died after a protracted illness at the Kano hospital. A key member of the opposition party, Gwadabe was also a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Kano.

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Nigeria's first female major-general, Aderonke Kale, passed on at 84.

The president of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), E. O. Okafor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 9.

Kale reportedly died in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 8.

Source: Legit.ng

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