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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMISERATES WITH FAMILY OF LATE PROF. DOTUN PHILIPS

President Muhammadu Buhari has  commiserated with the family, friends and associates of Professor Dotun Philips over the passing of the  development economist.

A statement by the senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said the also condoled with the academia, government and people of Ogun State, over the demise of Professor Philips.

President Buhari noted   that “Nigeria has lost a brilliant economist who for decades made his wealth of knowledge and experience available of several students, researchers and governments at all levels.

According to President Buhari, “The history of the Nigerian Civil Service cannot be complete without reference to the contributions of Professor Philips”.

He added that the late Professor also played significant roles in the evolution of the country’s tax system, development plans, revenue allocation and building human resource capacities, among others.

The President prayed that God would console all those who mourn the distinguished scholar, renowned author and former Director-General, Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER), and grant the soul of Professor Philips peaceful rest.

BY: AKINWUMI AJIBOLA

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