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Sunday, 3 December 2017

KWARA STATE: Renowned Kwara Industrialist, Adesoye is dead

Renowned industrialist and educationist in Kwara state, Chief Emmanuel Adesoye is dead.
The late industrialist, 79, was said to have died early Sunday at his Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state country home.
The deceased it was gathered had been managing an ailment for some time before his eventual death.
The Offa community leader who was described as the first quantity surveyor in the old northern Nigeria contributed immensely to the economic development of Kwara state as a pioneer industrialist in the state.
He floated, in Offa, manufacturing industries that produced Okin Biscuit and Okin Foam popularly patronised in the state and beyond before the industries went under.
The industrialist also acquired, from Kwara state government, Kwara Breweries in Ijagbo town near Offa.
The Breweries brewed Noble beer and he repackaged the product to sustain its patronage.
Adesoye was the proprietor of the famous Adesoye College, Offa, a college which is one of the pioneer international secondary schools in Nigeria.

The industrialist who was a former national president of Offa Descendant Union (ODU) was the Asiwaju of Offa town.
He was honoured with the chieftaincy title after the demise of Chief Josiah Sunday Olawoyin, a renowned politician of the first and second republics who held the title until his death.
In his reaction, Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Oloffa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, the good and industrious people of Offa and the entire state over the transition of the laste industrialist.
In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, the governor said the state has lost an industrialist, philanthropist and administrator plenipotentiary in chief Adesoye.
The governor said as a former chairman, expert committee on Machine Tools, Oshogbo (1985), Member, Federal Government Export Promotion Board (1980), Vice-chairman, Kwara state Government think tank on industrialization (1997), chairman and managing director of a number of companies, “late Adesoye had contributed immensely to the industrial development of the state and indeed, Nigeria.”
The governor said as the first Northern Nigerian Student to qualify as a Quantity Surveyor and the second Nigerian to attain that height, Chief Adesoye would be greatly missed for his boldness, intelligence and charisma that endeared him, not only to the people of Offa, but to everyone that crossed his way.
Governor Ahmed prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul and those of others before him.
“May God grant his families and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost”, the governor said.

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