...says Kogi has lost a patriotic, bridge builder
This was made known in a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information and Communication Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo on Friday.
The statement reads in part:
"The Kogi State Government received with shock today, the demise of one of the best financial experts of his generation, a Patriot and a passionate believer in the Kogi dream, Chief J. N. Molemodile.
"The late Chief Molemodile was a former Commissioner of Finance in the Late Prince Abubakar Audu Administration. He brought a lot of innovations and financial engineering to bear on the management of the state’s finances and continued to render selfless services to the State and humanity even long after leaving Office. Losing such an enigmatic character at a time the State is refocusing her finances to serve the people and create more opportunities is hard to take and also disheartening.
"Moreso that the late Patriot believed so much in the policies and person of the Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello as displayed by his yeoman’s role in ensuring the second term of the Governor.
"As a State, our hearts are with the family of the deceased and the people of Isanlu at this trying moment of losing a pillar of hope. Our consolation is that the Governor and the Government he so believed in have the opportunity to continue to serve the people in order to immortalize the ideology of service and selfless leadership that the late icon represented.
"On our part as a Government, the Governor has directed his officials to ensure the state plays a leading role in giving the departed a befitting burial.
We shall also ensure his name is immortalized to drive home the sterling rewards of service and patriotism that the late Chief Molemodile stood for. May God grant the family, the Isanlu community and the entire State the fortitude to bear the irremediable loss."