Former Special Adviser to Kwara State government on securities and deputy governor flag bearer of PDP in the last governorship election Alhaji Yinka Ahmed Aluko popularly called Esho 1 has commiserated with the family of the late Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye who passed on early hour of today.
Chief Adesoye died today bearly four months to his 80th birthday.
The former security chief described the death of that renown indurialist has a great loss not only to people of Offa but Nigeria at large.
” The death of Chief Adesoye is a great loss to the of people kwara and indeed Nigeria in general. Chief was a gentle man who has impacted positively in the life of his immediate community, Offa, kwara state and Nigeria as a whole.
Describing the deceased intervention in area of education with establishment of his Adesoye College, Offa as a legacy that will forever be remembered, Aluko said,
“His support for the educational sector of this country with his Adesoye College Offa that is being patronised all over the world is an achievement that cannot be undermined. I have friends and family that relocated their wards from europe and America to attend Adesoye College, Offa.
“His business empire that has created wealth and boosted the economy is second to none. He has actually paid his dues, may Allah reward all his philanthropic gestures and support for human existence, with paradise.
“I commiserate with the family, offa people, kwara state, particularly, Oloffa of Offa, for losing such an icon at this period, Allah will give him (Oloffa) the fortitude to bear the loss.
Below are few things you need to know about the deceased:
Born on 25th April 1938, Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye attended African Bethel School Ebute-Metta Lagos between 1948 to 1951, later St Marks school where he graduated in 1952.
He attended Offa Grammar School from 1953 to 1957 and got admitted to Yaba Technical College in 1958.
Chief Adesoye was at Nigerian College of Arts, Science, and Technology, Enugu in 1959.
He proceeded to South East College of Arts, Science, and Technology UK from 1961 to 1963.
Achievements and Titles.
• Fellow Institute of Quantity Surveyors London 1965
• First Northern Nigerian QS and the second Nigerian QS.
• Fellow Royal Institute of Chartered Quantity Surveyors 1968
• Fellow Nigerian Institute of Chartered Quantity Surveyors 1985
• Chairman Afribank 1987 – 1989
• Maye of Offa 1979
• Baba Isale of Odo Owa (Kwara State) 1995
• The Asiwaju of Offa 2001
• National President ODU 1996
As an industrialist, he is founder and proprietor of…
1. Okin Biscuits Industry
2. Okin Foam Industry
3. Noble Brewery Industry
4. Adesoye College Offa
May almighty God forgive him and grant him eternal rest.