Death of Mrs Solarin, a great loss - Jonathan
October 22, 2012 20:47
Abuja, Oct. 22, 2012 (NAN) President Goodluck Jonathan has described the death of Mrs Sheila Solarin, widow of renowned educationist and social crusader, Dr Tai Solarin, as a big loss to the nation.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati.
According to the statement, Sheila’s death has left a big vacuum in the educational system of the country.
Jonathan said the nation would miss the unparalleled commitment, discipline, expertise, prowess and astuteness she brought to bear on the teaching profession and school administration.
``Her remarkably long period in running the popular Mayflower School, Ikenne and teaching English in that school, made her to leave an indelible impact on generations of students who today occupy prominent positions in all sectors of the Nigerian society” he said.
The president described her as ``a great soul, highly respected mother, peace-maker and community worker".
He commended her uncommon courage and patriotism in making Nigeria her permanent home before and after the demise of her husband.
The president also noted that ``her decision to carry on with the legacy of her late husband even up to a very advanced age, speaks a lot about her indomitable spirit and a great lesson for others to emulate’’.
He commiserated with the Solarin family, the people and government of Ogun and all students of Mayflower School.
The President implored them to keep Sheila’s humanitarian work and other legacies alive in the interest of the nation and posterity. (NAN)