Joseph Makoju, Former Dangote Cement MD Dies At 73
Former Managing Director, Dangote Cement Company Limited, Mr Joseph Makoju, is dead.
Makoju reportedly died at an Abuja Hospital on Monday. He was aged 73.
Commenting on the incident, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi condoled with the deceased’s family.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu, he described Makoju as a revered administrator who had left his indelible footprint in Nigeria’s political and economic environment.
“Makoju, although fulfilled in age, would be dearly missed as an elder statesman whose role in giving noteworthy counsel to leadership could never be undermined having served as a special adviser to three presidents of Nigeria,” he said.
Bello said the Okene-born astute technocrat had a remarkable track records in the private sector, which were also worthy of accolades, adding that he brought great honour to his home country.
The governor commiserated with the family, friends, and associates of the elder statesman.
He prayed God to grant those greatly hurt by his demise the fortitude to bear the loss.