Tuesday, February 07, 2012 6:41 PM
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness and a feeling of great national loss news of the passing away earlier today of Nigeria ’s veteran economist per excellence, Prof. Samuel Aluko.
On behalf of himself, his family, the federal government and the people of Nigeria , the President extends sincere and heartfelt condolences to Prof. Aluko’s family.
As they mourn the late Prof. Aluko, President Jonathan urges his family, friends, associates and admirers to be comforted by the knowledge that the renowned economist lived a life full of many indelible achievements and notable contributions to national development.
The President believes that Prof. Aluko will always be remembered as a visionary and a universally acclaimed pacesetter who delivered positive results in all the public assignments he undertook.
“ Nigeria will definitely remember the late Prof. Aluko as a man who gave the nation his best years and put her on the global map with his giant strides in the academia and in governance when he served as a leading adviser to various governments at state and federal levels,” President Jonathan noted.
He prays that God Almighty will comfort Prof. Aluko’s family and grant his soul eternal rest.