The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commiserated with the family of the late Dr. Christopher Abebe (OFR) whose passing was announced by the family on Thursday night.
Obaseki said “Dr. Abebe led an exemplary Christian life with bold footprints in the United African Company Nigeria Limited, where he was the first Nigerian Chairman/ Managing Director and at the Nigerian Breweries where he was also the first Nigerian Chairman.”
He was at various times the pro-chancellor of the University of Benin, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Calabar.
The governor noted that the father of the late former First Lady, Mrs. Stella Obasanjo, was a source of inspiration and pride to many Nigerians and young Edo people like himself, who looked forward to attaining his lofty height in Nigeria’s private sector, post-independence.
He added that Nigerians and Edo people in particular, will miss Dr. Abebe’s fatherly guidance on a wide range of issues, at a time the country needs valuable counsel to consolidate on her achievements.