By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Odogwu family on the death of Chief Sunny Odogwu, the Ide Ahaba of Asaba.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, issued the president’s condolence message in Abuja on Wednesday.
President Buhari also extended heartfelt condolences to the good people of Asaba and the Government of Delta State on the passage of their illustrious son and respected elder statesman.
The President joined them in honouring the memory of the versatile businessman.
He noted that the deceased had 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.
He affirmed that through his vast business networks, range of skills and perspectives, the late Odogwu demonstrated deep understanding and commitment in empowering indigenous businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and creating thousands of employment opportunities for Nigerians.
President Buhari prayed almighty God to comfort the family, friends and business associates of the deceased, and grant his soul eternal rest.
NAN reports that Odogwu, died on Monday night at 87.
Odogwu was publisher of the defunct Post Express Newspaper and founder of SIO Group of Companies, an holding entity with investments in property, shipping, finance, industrial relations and hotel management.
Odogwu was born on March 20, 1931, in Cross Rover to parents from Delta State. (NAN)