The immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari mp, has mourned the demise of ex-finance minister, Onalaopo Soleye, stressing that his intellect was legendary.
Recall that the demise served as finance minister in his cabinet as Military Head of State between 1983-1985.
Buhari described the late Soleye as a rare gentleman and an expert in financial matters.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the retired general reiterated that the late Soleye “played a pivotal role in that short, corrective administration.
“His rich administrative and financial experiences were contributory to whatever achievements we recorded at that time. He diligently served Nigeria. His wit, intellect, diligence and warm personality were legendary.”
He prayed to the Almighty to give those he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
The statement further added that until his death, Dr Soleye was one of the only four remaining members of the federal cabinet with the then Maj-General Buhari as Head of State.