By Adeyemi Adeleye
Lagos, Feb. 2, 2021 Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams says the death of Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, has created a huge vacuum for progressives and depleted a generation of Nigeria’s patriots.
Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, on Tuesday described the late Momoh as a genuine leader with a mind of his own.
He said that the former minister was one of the leading patriots who offered his wealth of experiences for national progress and development.
“It is with deep sense of sorrow that I mourn the death of one of the heroes of this democracy.
“The late Momoh was a worthy ambassador of our country, a model to all the progressives, a leading journalist, and consummate politician.
“The late Momoh in his life was one of our heroes in the struggle for this democracy.
“With his death, it is no doubt that we have lost one of our great men whose generation of patriots are depleting by the day,” Adams said.
According to him, late Momoh was an apostle of restructuring and one of the leading voices in national politics.
Adams said: “Most times, he attended our programmes without rigours. The late Tony Momoh lived a worthy life, bringing to bear his deep thoughts and valuable ideas to national politics.
“The recent interview he granted a national daily truly showed the stuff he was made of and I feel sad over his death that came as a rude shock and at a time when his wealth of experiences is still needed most.
“And I want assure Nigerians that we will not relent in our efforts by ensuring that the ideals he lived and died for remained evergreen in our minds,” he said.
Adams prayed God to console the deceased’s immediate family and give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Naija247news reports that the late Momoh died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at the age of 81.