By: Ben Ukeji
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has paid a condolence visit to his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, over the death of his father, Mr. Lawrence Ogunleye, who died in the early hours of Monday.
The Minister, who was accompanied by some members of the FCT Executive Committee (FCT-EXCO), on the condolence visit to the Ogunleyes, said death is a necessary end and a path every mortal must follow.
A statement from the Director, Information and Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, stated that
Bello had during the visit advised the family, especially his aide to be strong and take solace in the fact that his father lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation.
The Minister described the late Ogunleye as a man of honor, whose footprint is being felt through the behavior and conduct of his son.
He said the entire FCT Administration received the sad news of the death of the CPS father as a rude shock, saying that his counsel was still needed to guide his son and indeed, the entire family.
The Minister prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Responding on behalf of the family, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye thanked the Minister for the visit and expressed the appreciation of the family to the entire FCT Administration, especially the EXCO for the prompt condolence visit.
The Chief Press Secretary noted that the Minister’s condolence will forever be cherished by the family.
He described his late father as an outstanding Teacher and Educationist, who worked diligently and retired from the Service as a Deputy Director, Education.
According to him, Pa. Ogunleye while in service worked in several places across the country including Kaduna, Jos, and Maiduguri among others.
Before his death, the deceased was a pillar of his community. The late Ogunleye died at the age of age Ninety (90).