17th June, 2011
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, has described the death of the former Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank(GTB), Mr Tayo Aderinokun as a great loss to the state and a sudden sunset of a shining light.
The governor stated this today when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the financial guru at his Lagos residence.
Amosun arrived the desceased’s residence at No.26, Alhaji Hussein Sunmonu Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos at exactly 1:25pm accompanied by the Head of Service (HOS), Princess Iyabo Odulate, Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS),Alhaji Shuaib Salisu and the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Mrs Funmi Wakama.
He was received by the desceased’s children Ireoluwa, Mobolade, Tunwa and other family members.
In his remark in the condolence register, Amosun wrote: “A close friend and brother, the corporate world lost a thoroughbred professional, Ogun State lost one of her illustrious sons. Nigeria lost a leading light,the humanity lost a great philanthropist and a GOOD MAN. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest and may He comfort the children and the entire Aderinokun family.Adieu,my brother-Tayo.”
Amosun commiserated with the family and prayed that God gives them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Tayo Aderinokun, who clocked 56 in May, died in a London hospital.
His burial arrangement has not yet been announced, but preparation is going on within the family.
The late Aderinokun was the founder of Waterman Day College, modeled after British school. It is located a few kilometres to Abeokuta, the home town of the late banker.
ByÂ Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta