Dotun Philips: Nigeria has lost a brilliant economist – Buhari
By YINUSA ABUBAKAR
President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family, friends and associates of Professor Dotun Philips over the passing of the distinguished development economist.
The President also condoles with the academia, government and people of Ogun State, noting 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 Prof. Philips,” adding that he 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 prays that God will 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 Prof. Philips peaceful rest.