Kogi Governor, Speaker, pour encomiums on late Customs Officer, Chief Jimmy Olumudi
Glowing Tributes continue to flow in through condolence messages for the late Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Jimmy Olumudi who died yesterday in Kabba, Kogi State.
See the Press Statements:
“GOVERNOR BELLO MOURNS LATE OLUMUDI, CONDOLES WITH FAMILY.
Friday, 26 June, 2020
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of former Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) of Customs, Mr. Jimmy Olumudi, who passed away this afternoon at his residence in Kabba
The Governor described the death of the late community leader as a big loss while he condoled with the people of Kabba and the Okun Development Association over the death of an illustrious son and leader per excellence.
This was contained in a press release signed on Friday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed.
The Governor described him as a refined public servant who brought his intellectual capacity on board while he served the Nation in the capacity he did in the Customs and as a leader in his community.
While condoling with the family, the Obaro of Kabba, the Kabba Community and the Okun Development Association over the lodd, the governor pointed out that late Olumudi would be greatly missed but would always be remembered as a leader who in his lifetime advanced community development and impacted lives of his people even as an ordinary citizen.
While he prayed for the repose of the late Olumudi, He asked for God to comfort the family and give them the fortitude to bear the loss”.
The sudden death of ACG Jimmy Olumudi Rtd, a great loss to Kabba Community, Okun nation
The Member representing Kabba/Bunu State Constituency and Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole has described the shocking and sudden death of ACG Jimmy Olumudi, Rtd as a monumental loss to not only his immediate family, Kabba community, Okun nation, Kogi State but the entire country Nigeria being an outstanding and accomplished Customs officer.
He said it is disheartening and painful to lose a humane political/community leader with great sense of humour and patriotism at a critical time as this when nobody is expecting it since he was not nursing any known ailment.
He said ACG Jimmy Olumudi, Rtd was a detribalised Nigerian whose meritorious services to the nation as one of the finest officers of the Nigeria Customers Service from 70s till when he retired in the 2000s are unquantifiable, noting that Owe/Kabba kingdom has lost a great son.
He said Baba Olumudi was one of the pillars of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) in Kabba/Bunu, pointing out that his contributions to the overall success of the party in the zone cannot be over emphasized, stressing that he will be greatly missed.
Rt. Hon. Kolawole said his sudden demise is a bitter pill that is hard to swallow owing to his disposition to the development of the community as one of the giant contributors to the social economic development of Oweland.
He noted that he was able to use his opportunity then to empower the people by giving them jobs in Customs and other agencies of Governments asides numerous persons who benefitted from his magnanimous gestures of giving out cars at no cost.
He sympathized with the immediate family, the Kabba Traditional Council ably led by His Royal Majesty, Oba Solomon Dele Owoniyi, the Obaro of Kabba and Chairman, Okun Area Traditional Council over the demise of a loving father, an illustrious son and outstanding Community leader.
He said it is very sad and painful to lose such a great man as ACG Jimmy Olumudi Rtd at a time when his words of wisdom and knowledge will be needed most, stressing that his demise has created a great vacuum that will be hard to fill.
He noted that death is an expected end of every mortal hence he enjoined his family to take solace in the words of God which say for everything under the sun there is a time; a time to be born, and time to die, stressing that Baba Olumudi has lived a fulfilled life full of positive activities.
Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole, on behalf of the 7th Assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly wish to commiserate with his immediate family, Government and people of Kabba/Bunu Local Government on the death of their illustrious son and father, praying that God will grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May his soul rest in peace
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly”.
An abridged biography of late ACG Jimmy Olumudi (Rtd)
Born in Kabba town,Kogi State on 28/12/48.
He attended St Mary School Primary, Kabba and Baptist Day Primary School, Zaria from 1953-1960. From there he proceeded to Govt Secondary School Birin Kebbi from 1962-1966 and to Govt College Sokoto from 1967-68 for his HSC. He was admitted into Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,, from September 1969 to June, 1972 and graduated with a degree in BA History with Hons. While in ABU he was a strong student unionist popularly known as Olu for Food.
In 1972, he enlisted into Nigeria Customs Service as an Asst Preventive Supt and rose to the rank of an Assistant Comptroller General in 1999. He was the pioneer Chief Executive of NDLEA.
In the course of his service, he worked at Jos,, Port-Harcourt, , Ibadan ,Lagos ,Kano and Sokoto .He held command posts at MM Airport Drug Unit ,Sokoto Pan-Atlantic and was Zonal Coordinator at Kaduna and Lagos where he retired in 2004.
A passionate Christian of the universal church Catholic and a communicant.
He lives permanently in Kabba since his retirement but he is widely traveled.