Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

The Presidency has confirmed the death of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Matters, Mr. Ayoleke O. Adu. He was aged 44.

A statement issued yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande described Adu as a diligent economic professional and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) who passed on last week Saturday after a period of illness.

The statement said: ‎”Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on behalf of the President and himself condoles with his wife, children, mother and the entire family. He prays that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.”

Before he joined the Buhari presidency last year, Adu was the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Capital Securities Ltd, an investment firm with headquarters in Lagos.

The statement said as a member of the president’s Economic Management Team and a presidential aide deployed to the Office of the Vice President, Adu would be remembered as a patriotic, forthright, creative and astute professional. It said Adu’s burial arrangements would be announced later.