Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the late Chairman, Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin, will be remembered for his commitment to equitable society.
Jonathan, in a condolence letter to the deceased’s family on Tuesday, said Aboderin would be missed because of his deep commitment to national progress and the ease with which he reached out and made friends across regional and religious ties.
He said, “Aboderin was a man who invested hugely in the cause of ordinary people and worked altruistically for the public good. The high value he placed on social capital was evident in the height to which he took Punch; expeditiously repositioning the newspaper as a credible voice for equity, national unity, good governance and democracy.”
He added that Aboderin, during his days, was a sports enthusiast who willingly channelled his energy and resources in the pursuit of his interest.
According to Jonathan, Aboderin’s passion positively reflected in his substantial contributions to sports development, especially the game of basketball, which he greatly lifted.
“Aboderin will be sorely missed but will be remembered for his impressive legacy of hard work, philanthropy and passion for a just society. I pray that God will comfort his family and loved ones, and grant his soul eternal rest,” he added.