National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has lamented the death of former Minister of National Planning, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.
Gbadamosi, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Development and Planning, passed on, on Wednesday aged 72.
In a statement issued by his media office yesterday, the APC national leader said: “I mourn the passage of eminent Nigerian and Lagosian, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi.
“He died at a time when his wealth of experience would have come in handy for the challenges of nation-building.
“Yet, Lagos was happy to have him. And Lagos is proud of the life he lived and all he achieved.
“He was an achiever, economist, industrialist, arts aficionado and nature lover.
“He diligently served the nation as he served his Lagos home-state.
“He distinguished himself as Minister of National Planning and much later Chairman Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Commission (PPPRC).
“He will be sorely missed.
“He was a true Lagosian.
“Chief Gbadamosi was our ‘poster boy’ in Lagos. Born in Lagos, lived in Lagos, breathed Lagos; he loved his Lagos.
“Even though he had been ailing for some time now, he was very active on the social-cultural scene.
“He died on the cusp of service to Lagos as Co-Chairman of Lagos at 50 Planning Committee.”
Asiwaju Tinubu reckoned that the late Gbadamosi recorded giant strides in the business world.
“He was Chairman, Ragolis Water Limited, AIICO Pension Managers and Lucky Fibres Nigeria Plc.
“I send my condolences to his family, to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the entire people of Lagos State.
“I also condole with the arts community with which he had identified all through his eventful life.
“I pray that Almighty Allah grant him Al-janna Fridaus.”