Former Governor Segun Oni has umderscored the need for the state to always accord post-humous honour to those who rendered selfless service and lived a honest life, saying this would serve as inspiration to future generations to give their all in service to state and humanity.
Oni expressed shock at the death of the former Group Managing Director ( GMD) of Odua Group of companies, Sir Remi Omotoso, who passed on at the age of 75.
In his condolence message on Saturday, Oni condoled with Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti State citizens and Omotoso’s family over the demise of the Ayedun Ekiti-born business mogul.
“I received with shock, the painful demise of our compatriot, loving brother, Sir Remi Omotoso. I offer my deepest condolences to his dearest wife, children and the entire family and loved ones he left behind.
“For the sake of history and act of mentoring, the Ekiti state government should immortalise this erudite scholar and business guru to serve as a driving force to the coming generations that hard work and humanitarian services are rewarding and profitable,” Oni stated.
Oni, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), described Omotoso as an outstanding Ekiti patriot, saying bestowing honour on such an illustrious son would serve as impetus for the coming generations.
The business guru died after a brief illness on June 4, 2020.
Oni prayed God to grant “all of you the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”, while also condoling with the good people of Ekiti State whom the late Omotoso had served selflessly and meritoriously on different occasions and in different capacities.
According to him, “We take solace in a life well spent and impacts positively felt across all the strata of Ekiti.
“His death and passing on to glory, was a celebration of the end of an eventful, rewarding, dedicated and productive life of this excellent corporate icon, astute elder-statesman, committed patriot and a soldier of Christ.
“His exemplary leadership, outstanding contributions to humanity and indelible footprints will forever be etched in our memories and in the annals of the corporate world.”