Tony Blair, a former England prime minister has expressed condolences over the death of President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, mother, Mrs Eunice Adesina.

Blair in a condolence letter to the AfDB president described the the deceased distinguished character

He also condoled with other members of Adesina’s family, describing the loss as massive.

“Cherie and I want to convey our heartfelt sympathy for your loss and also to express our profound admiration for your mother, her life, achievements and extraordinary grace and character.

“She showed a vital ability for learning and scholarship, which no doubt helped her return to her Alma Mater, Otubu Memorial School as a qualified teacher in 1949.

“She was much loved and respected as a teacher;
but it is a tribute to her industry and determination that she was not content simply to be a teacher but decided to start her own business.’’

“Each life has its events, memories and experiences.The key is in what we impart of ourselves to others, what we give and take in the service, care and compassion that we show because of the effect that lives after us.

“If we have spent our allotted time well in a good life, that will make its mark and impression on the world around us.’’

He prayed that the deceased “rest in the peace she so richly deserves’


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