With the death of Chief Segun Olushola Nigeria has lost a committed patriot who spent his entire life in the service of the country. Former Governor of Ogun State Otunba Gbenga Daniel stated this in Sagamu while reacting to the death of the country’s former ambassador to Ethiopia. Otunba Daniel described him as a leading promoter of culture who was also deeply involved in conflict resolution and peace building in Nigeria and across the African Continent. He said the departed elder statesman was a man of many parts who contributed immensely to the development of television, culture, diplomacy and other facets of life in the country.
“In the death of Ambassador Olushola Nigeria has lost a diplomat, peace builder, foremost promoter of culture, humanist , patriot ,a consummate writer and dramatist . He contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria with his sterling role in the growth of television through the village headmaster series which he created. The African Refugee Foundation which he founded reached out to vulnerable people all over the continent and beyond. Through the Foundation many got a second chance in life. He was ever so committed to serving humanity wherever he found himself. The best way to remember him is for all of us to keep his legacies alive by working for the peace and unity of Nigeria and promoting the best of our cultures and emphasizing things that unite us as a nation. We will all miss this great man,” Otunba Daniel said.
The former Governor asked the children and associates of Ambassador Olushola to take solace in the fact that he lived a good life in the service of humanity. Otunba Daniel also prayed for the repose of his soul and for God to give his family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.