President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness, news of the passing away of one Nigeria's leading entrepreneurs, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas. President Jonathan extends sincere condolences to members of Chief Okoya-Thomas' family as well as his friends, associates, business partners within and outside Nigeria, and the people of Lagos where he held the traditional title of Asoju-Oba.
The President shares their pain and sorrow as they mourn the late Chief Okoya-Thomas who was also honoured in his lifetime with the traditional titles of Odofin of Ile- Ife and Bobasuwa of Ijebu-Remo. President Jonathan urges members of the Okoya-Thomas family and all others who mourn the very successful businessman to be comforted by the knowledge that he lived a very worthy and fulfilled life, and left a legacy of great entrepreneurial achievements for his successors to build on.
The President believes that Chief Okoya-Thomas will also be long remembered and honoured as a very generous philanthropist and sports enthusiast who established the popular Asoju-Oba Table Tennis Championships. President Jonathan prays that God Almighty will grant Chief Okoya-Thomas' soul peaceful and eternal rest.