Buhari praises late Odogwu, says he created employment opportunities

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
Buhari praises late Odogwu, says he created employment opportunities

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late Chief Sunny Odogwu as a Nigerian who demonstrated deep understanding and commitment in empowering indigenous businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and creating thousands of employment opportunities for Nigerians.

That, the president said he did, through his vast business networks, range of skills and perspectives.

The president made the remark in a message of condolence to the people of Asaba and the Government of Delta State on the passage of their son and respected elder statesman.

The President said he joined in honouring the memory of the versatile businessman, who remarkably contributed to the socio-economic development of his immediate community, state and the nation, drawing from his extensive experience as an accomplished industrialist, entrepreneur, publisher and philanthropist.

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President Buhari prayed Almighty God to comfort the family, friends and business associates of the deceased, and grant his soul eternal rest.

Odogwu died in his home on Monday at the age of 85..

Odogwu who was the Ide Ahaba of Asaba was born on March 20, 1931 in Calabar.

He attended Ilesha Grammar School in Osun State before travelling abroad for further studies.

An industrialist, he founded the Sunny Iwedike Odogwu (SIO) Group of Companies.

He was the publisher of the defunct national newspaper, Post Express.

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