…….Fayemi drscribes his death a huge loss
The Former Chairman of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank, Sir Remi Omotoso is dead. He was aged 75 years.
Sir Omotoso passed on at the weekend. He hailed from Ayedun Ekiti, Ekiti state.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state in a statement described his death as a huge loss to the people of Ekiti state and Nigeria as a whole.
Dr Fayemi, who hailed the contributions of the late Omotoso to national development, noted that the deceased served meritoriously in several top management positions he held in the last four decades including as Chairman of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank of Nigeria, DN Meyer Paints and Greenwhich Trust Limited; as well as Group Managing Director of Odua Investment Company Limited and Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry at different times.
Omotoso was also chairman, PPP Committee of Ekiti State during Governor Fayemi’s first term and served actively in the State Covid-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee, where he served as Chairman of the Funds Management and Evaluation Committee and the Dederal Government Relations Committee.
Governor Fayemi said: “Despite Sir Omotoso’s busy schedule, he invested, his time and resources and energy on many laudable initiatives that impacted positively on the lives of the people and was always ready to support successive administration in the state with his wealth of experience and extensive national and global contacts.
“For us in Ekiti, this is a huge loss. Sir Remi Omotoso was an exemplar. He represented our very best in Ekiti and made great impact in almost every aspect of life. He remained a source of pride and inspiration to generations after him.
“Though we shall miss his wise counsel and positive disposition to developmental issues, but we are comforted by the fact he lived a good life and left behind legacies of service and honour. He remains our pride in Ekiti”.
“Our prayer is that God will grant him eternal rest and comfort the family”, the Governor added.