Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has mourned the demise of former Minister of information and Culture, Tony Momoh.
News of Momoh’s death came public some hours ago with the cause of death unknown. He died at the age of 81.
Reacting via his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, in a lengthy tweet on Monday, Sanwo-Olu described Momoh’s death as “a great loss to Nigeria.”
“The late Momoh made lots of positive impact in Nigeria during his lifetime as a journalist, media manager, lawyer, politician and elder statesman.
Sanwo-Olu mourns Tony Momoh
Lagos State Governor, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has described the death of former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, as a colossal loss to Nigeria and the ruling party, the @OfficialAPCNg
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) February 1, 2021
“As Minister of Information and Culture between 1986 and 1990 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida, Prince Momoh served his nation meritoriously.
“As a democrat, he played active roles in the formation of various political platforms at the transition stage of Nigeria from military dictatorship to civilian rule.
“He led his former party, the Congress for Political Change (CPC) to form the APC with other political parties and contributed positively to the party’s victories in the 2015 and 2019 general elections.
“I sympathise with President Muhammadu Buhari, the entire leadership and members of our party.
“I also commiserate with Government and people of Edo State on the loss of their illustrious son.
“I pray that God will grant him eternal rest and give the immediate family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
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