In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola described the death of Olowude as a big blow to the insurance world, the State of Osun and Nigeria as a whole.
The governor said the late insurance guru was an invaluable asset in the insurance sector.
Aregbesola said Olowude’s death has undoubtedly robbed the nation and insurance sector of another great personality.
“The death of Chief Remi Olowude is a sad one to us in Osun. Here is a man of immense qualities, which he had employed to promote everything ideal in his lifetime.
“Olowude, unarguably, distinguished himself in the insurance and business sector to the extent that his name became a household name across the country.
“Throughout his sojourn on the earthly surface, he distinguished himself as a man of immense wealth, a perfect gentle man and an Omoluabi per excellence, which is what Osun epitomises.
“There is therefore, no gainsaying the fact that Olowude’s exit would create a huge gap in the business and insurance sector in Nigeria.
“I, on behalf of the government and people of Osun offer our heartfelt condolences to the immediate and extended families of deceased as well as the insurance family.
“We pray that the Almighty God repose his gentle soul in paradise,” Aregbesola said.