By Lukman Olabiyi
Alhaji Mutairu Owoeye, an estate agent, has said the demise of Chief Alamu Otegbeye, his former lieutenant, created “a vacuum too difficult to fill”, describing him as “a man of great courage.
“He was asset. He contributed immensely to the development Estate Management in the Lagos and Nigeria at large.
“He was committed to making Nigeria a great country as much as he pursued justice, fairness and equity for the les privileged, without prejudice to the interest of other ethnic nationalities.
“Otegbeye was committed and dedicated to the founding ideals and objectives of his community to foster unity, peace and development. He was a selfless, humane, broad-minded, trusted leader, esteemed compatriot and statesman
“Otegbeye was unwaveringly committed and dedicated to the founding ideals and objectives of the Estate management to foster unity, peace and development in Lagos state.
“My thoughts and that of members of my family are with his wife, and the immediate family. I pray that God will grant his immediate family, the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Otegbeye was a top member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). He died of an undisclosed illness at the age 70.