Chairman of the Rosehill Group, Suleiman Yahyah has described late Dr. Rilwan Lukman, former Nigeria minister of Petroleum resources who died in Austria on Monday morning, as a visionary leader.
Suleiman said that the death of Lukman was a monumental loss to Nigeria.
In a condolence message, the Rosehill Group boss said that the former petroleum minister lived a life of principle and service to his fatherland worthy of emulation.
The deceased, he said, was chairman Advisory Board of Asokoro Island Limited (AIL), a hospitality hotspot founded by Rosehill Group.
“He was highly principled; he abhorred corruption and was the defender of the interest of Nigerians,” he said.
Suleiman said that Dr. Lukman would be remembered as the architect of the original Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
The statement said the Group will miss the statesman’s wise counsel which he used to give freely, as chairman of the Advisory Board of AIL.
He prayed for the repose of his soul while wishing the family and Nigerians the fortitude to bear the monumental loss. [myad]