President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commiserated with the family of former Special Adviser to the President, Economic Matters, 1988-1992, Prof. Matthew Olufemi Kayode.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President joined the academia, friends and professional colleagues to mourn the scholar and administrator.
Adesina said the President spent condolences to government and people of Kogi State over the loss of the distinguished economist, commending his willingness to leave the university to share knowledge, wisdom and experience with governments.
He said that while in government, the late Kayode served variously as Chairman sub-committee, National Revenue Allocation, Mobilization and Fiscal Commission; Member, National Capital Issues Commission; Chairman, Think Tank Committee for Strategic Projects, National Raw Material Development Council; Member, Technical Committee, Vision 2010; Member, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Board of Directors and a number of strategic Committees and Commissions in Kwara, Kogi and Lagos States.
He said President Buhari believed the former Special Adviser dedicated his time to serving the nation, and his contributions to national development, would always be remembered.
The President, according to Adesina, prayed for the repose of Prof. Kayode’s soul.