Adesokan, A Patriot, Straightforward Diplomat-Dabiri-Erewa

Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians

in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has described the late foremost diplomat and defence analyst, Alhaji Rasheed Adesokan as a true patriot , honest straightforward and trustworthy person.

In a condolence message sent to the family of the Adesokan in Ibadan,the NIDCOM boss said the global community as well as the Muslim community in Nigeria will miss the wisdom and counsel of the latecommunity leader.

Dabiri-Erewa recalled that despite the fact that she had never met the late President of Nigeria Society of International Relations, he had critically assessed NiDCOM after one year of its existence, and had given the Commission encouraging and inspiring accolades , urging the Commission not to rest on its oars.

“It is indeed sad and painful that Nigeria will lose such a good manwhen the country needed his words of wisdom more during this challengingperiod.

“May Allah be with the family and the community he left behind, forgive his shortcomings and reward him with al-janah firdaus.

Omooba Rasheed Adesokan, a veteran of Nigeria Civil war as a soldier ,died at UCH, Ibadan after a brief illness on Saturday March 25 at the age of 75 years.

Before his death, he was the Balogun Mumini of Yorubaland, Baale of Bodija Community and Director General of Centre for Islamic Informationand Youth Development in Ibadan, Nigeria.


Abdur-Rahman Balogun

Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM, Abuja.

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