The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has
condoled with the family of the late Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin and the
management of the Punch Newspapers over the death of the media mogul.
In a statement issued in Oro, Kwara State, on Thursday, the Minister
also extended his condolences to the Newspaper Proprietors Association
of Nigeria (NPAN) over the death of Mr. Aboderin.
He said although his death was untimely, Mr. Aboderin made his mark as
an administrator, philanthropist, publisher as well as sports
enthusiast and promoter, among others.
Alhaji Mohammed said Mr. Aboderin will particularly be remembered for
taking The Punch, a foremost brand, to greater heights within a
relatively short time, and for his contribution to the development of
sports in the country.
He described the death of Mr. Aboderin as a huge loss not only to his
family and the media and sports industries but to the nation in
The Minister prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and
urged his family to take solace in the fact that Mr. Aboderin lived a
life of service to humanity.
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