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EX-PMAN BOSS, BOLAJI ROSIJI DIES AT 56

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By Aishat Momoh. O.

Bolaji Rosiji, the former President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) and the son of late Chief Ayo Rosiji, an industrialist and two-time Minister of the Federal Republic, has died.

He died when he was 56 years old. Rosiji apparently died on Sunday, December 5th, following a long battle with prostate cancer.

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In a statement released yesterday, Gaurapad Charities’ Public Relations Officer, Olayemi Esan, said the gifted singer died at 5:30 p.m. at the Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tee Mac Omatsola, a seasoned flutist who confirmed Rosiji’s death in a conversation with Vanguard, said the news of Rosiji’s death came as a nasty shock to him.

He claimed that the former head of Harishkrishna in Nigeria had been suffering from prostate cancer for a long time.

“I knew he had been battling prostate cancer for quite some time,” he said. Stella Monye was the one who informed me of his health problems.

” He was a peace-loving individual. He departed the music industry as soon as his term as president of the PMAN came to an end. Many people would have forgotten about him.”

Rosiji was one of the few people in the music industry, according to incumbent PMAN president Pretty Okafor, who never had a problem with anyone.

Rosiji was the founder of Gaurapad Charities, which he started in 2004, as well as the former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Network of NGOs and a United Nations Ambassador for Peace, until his death.

Rosiji’s hard efforts to propel his companies forward by leaps and bounds, as well as his attitude, direction, and effort, were lauded in the statement.

Rosiji emerged after a long hiatus, this time with a people-centered business model. The human rights activist, who worked under the banner of Gaurapad Charities, intended to empower over a billion people in the coming years. But, before his death, he never got the chance to realize that desire.

At his Apapa GRA apartment in Lagos in 2006, Rosiji openly resigned from his post as PMAN president and repudiated his Harishkrishna monkhood. Rosiji, speaking about the development, said he made the difficult decision to keep his integrity and the name of his family, particularly that of his late father, Chief Ayo Rosiji, who believed in and battled for Nigerian freedom.

“When I first took office, I promised that I would investigate PMAN accounts and make my results public.

My recent collaboration with the EFCC and PMAN to combat corruption in Nigeria has bolstered that effort. I have zero tolerance for corruption, which is why I suspended George Dureke, the 1st Vice President, when he was found guilty of financial irregularities. “Charles Oputa alias Charly Boy, the immediate past president of PMAN, as well as certain individuals, have tried to sabotage our activities,” Rosiji added.

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