Kogi loses community leader, Governor,Speaker murn

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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of former Assistant Comptroller General of Customs,(ACG/ Mr Jimmy Olumudi, who passed away this on Friday in his residence in Kabba.

The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed in Lokoja on Friday described the death of the late community leader as a big loss.

Bello condoled with the people of Kabba and the Okun Development Association over the death of an illustrious son and leader per excellence.

The Governor described the deceased as a refined public servant who brought his intellectual capacity on board while he served the nation in the capacity he did in the Customs and as a leader in his community.

The governor,who condoled with the family, the Obaro of Kabba, the Kabba Community and the Okun Development Association over the loss, said the late Olumudi would be greatly missed.

He was quick to add that the deceased would always be remembered as a leader, who in his lifetime, advanced community development and impacted on the lives of his people, even as an ordinary citizen.

Bello prayed for the repose soul of the late Olumudi and asked God to comfort the family and give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Contributing,the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Mathew Kolawole, representing Kabba/Bunu State Constitueny, described the death of Olumudi as shocking,

According to him, Olumudi’s demise was a monumental loss to not only his immediate family, Kabba community, Okun nation, Kogi State but the entire country Nigeria, being an outstanding and accomplished Customs officer.

He said,” It is disheartening and painful to lose a humane political/community leader with great sense of humour and patriotism at a critical time as this when nobody is expecting it since he was not nursing any known ailment.

He described the deceased as a detribalised Nigerian whose meritorious services to the nation, as one of the finest officers of the Nigeria Customers Service from 70s till when he retired in the 2000s, were unquantifiable, noting that Owe/Kabba kingdom had lost a great son.

He said Baba Olumudi was one of the pillars of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) in Kabba/Bunu, pointing out that his contributions to the overall success of the party in the zone could not be over emphasized, stressing that he would be greatly missed.

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