President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condoled with family and friends of former Federal Commissioner for Works, Rear Admiral Olufemi Olumide.
He said Olumide served meritoriously in the military, rising to the peak of his career as a Naval Officer before retirement.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with professional colleagues of the former minister, and Igbobi College Old Boys Association.
He urged them to find comfort in the good works of the deceased, noting that he played a strategic role in infrastructure development across the country as a trained mechanical engineer.
“As one of the pioneers of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, and an engineer that attended many special courses at home and abroad, the President believes the rich experiences and knowledge of Rear Admiral Olumide will be sorely missed,” the ststement quoted Buhari to have said.
The President also prayed that the almighty God would receive the soul of the departed, and comfort his family.