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Omotosho’s Death Shocking, Devastating— Ex-Odu’a GMDs


Ex-Group Managing Directors of Odu’a Investment Company Limited have described as shocking and devastating the death of Sir Remi Omotosho, a past GMD of the conglomerate.

This was contained in a statement made available by three surviving estwhile leaders of the Group, Chief Olu Mogaji, Chief Olufemi Adewumi and Dr. Adebayo Jimoh.

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Omotosho who died on June 5, 2020 had served as the sixth Group Managing Director of Odu’a Investment Co.Ltd from 1998 and 2004.

According to the past GMDs, while serving the Odu’a, “Omotosho made considerably worthwhile contribution to the growth and development of the conglomerate, the collective patrimony of the Western States of Nigeria.

“He had come to the Odu’a Group with a rich background in corporate business management; and he succeeded, in the short space of his directorship of the company, to improve on what he met on the ground in Odu’a. It is praiseworthy that his tenure remains a reference point for remarkable achievement in the group”, the said.

They also eulogised Omotosho as a man of many parts whose tenure witnessed significant human capital development.

The statement read further, “Recently, when the Board of Directors of Odu’a decided to constitute a body of Past Group Managing Directors, for purely advisory purposes, Sir Omotosho, as usual, played an exemplary role in the work of the Body.

“Always a delight to listen to, Sir Omotosho, a very intelligent man for that matter, had a powerful debating skill to convey his views with cogent, logical points at every forum. He had a knack for details and ‘could sell snow to the Eskimos in winter'”.

“Sir Omotosho was a grassroot man, not only in his home town, Aiyedun-Ekiti, Egbeoba, his Local Government Area, but also in Ekiti, his state of origin. It was he, who facilitated the location of Wema Bank branch in Aiyedun, the first bank in the town.This was besides many other development projects, including human capital growth, in the locality”.

“As a result of his appropriate disposition to all shades and classes of people, ranging from “Obas” (Kings) to “Talakas” (the poor), Remi was reputed to have been conferred with a number of honorary chieftaincy titles in various towns in Ekiti State. He enjoyed broad based recognition and admiration”.

“Omotosho, a Knight of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, played significant role in the sustenance and development of the church. The Church, herself, has openly acknowledged this.
Remi was a detribalized Nigerian, whose easy ability to make friends was huge.

“By every means, Sir Omotosho was one of the best that Odu’a has produced. There is no doubt, whatsoever, that Remi’s numerous constituencies have suffered a great loss by his untimely death. We commiserate with them all, particularly his wife, Lady Ebun Omotosho, his entire family, friends and associates. May God console them and grant Sir Remi Omotosho eternal repose in paradise”.

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