By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- SENATE President Bukola Saraki yesterday described late Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye, the Asiwaju of Offa as a worthy son of Kwara State who used his wealth, knowledge and enterprise for the growth and development of the state and Nigeria in many spheres.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki who expressed grief over the demise of Chief Adesoye, said, “Chief Adesoye was one leader whose lifestyle of simplicity, compassion and hard work will remain unmatched. Adesoye College which he established is a living testimony of his passion to free humanity from the clutches of ignorance.
“Besides, through his confectionery industry, the popular Okin Biscuits, he fed the hungry and ensured that thousands of Nigerians were gainfully employed either as direct workers in the company, wholesalers or retailers of his product. His visionary leadership and giant strides in lifting humanity is worthy of emulation. He was a leader in the nation’s private sector,” Saraki said.
Saraki commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Oloffa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, and the Government and people of Kwara State over the sad loss.
He prayed God to grant the soul of the late Chief Adesoye eternal rest and his loved ones the grace to bear the loss.