The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has expressed sadness over the passing of one of his predecessors, Prince Tony Momoh.
Mohammed in a statement said the demise has robbed Nigeria of a rare patriot and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated that Momoh was a strong believer in Nigeria’s ability to surmount its challenges to become a highly respected member of the committee of nations.
According to him, the deceased worked tirelessly for the merger of parties that gave birth to the APC.
”To ensure the success of the new party, Prince Momoh and his colleagues from the other merging parties ensured that the parties were not just dissolved, but also that their registration certificates were returned to INEC, which then cancelled them,” he said.
The Minister revealed that in his regular communications with Prince Momoh, he never for once wavered in his belief in a strong, peaceful and united Nigeria, and he worked hard to ensure the realization of this until his last breath.
He said the former Minister will be remembered for his meritorious service to his fatherland, his love for humanity and his loyalty
Mohammed urged Momoh’s family to take solace in his indelible legacy.
He prayed for the repose of the departed and also for comfort and strength for his family.
Nigeria lost a great patriot – Lai Mohammed mourns Tony Momoh