Clerics have described the late Apostle Heyford Alile as a man as a man who lived well, served well and died well and would greatly missed.
They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in separate interviews that on Wednesday in Lagos that the deceased, who died on Sept. 30 at 87, was an honest and incorruptible man, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
He was the pioneer Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and also served on the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Msgr. Gabriel Osu, described Alile as a peaceful and highly spiritual man.
“We owe him a duty to follow the values he stood for.
“He will be surely missed, the family should not mourn his demise but celebrate him for living a fulfilled life and living for the people he served.
“May his gentle soul rest in peace; he was a very simple, peaceful, respectful man of God. He was a deep spiritual man,’’ he said.
Pastor Glory Akhimie of Winners Chapel noted that the late Alile contributed significantly to the growth of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
“He was a role model to many of us and we admired how he succeeded in striking a balance between Christian ministry, work and family.
Pastor Dickson Atigolo of the Redeemed Christian Church, Lagos said the late Alile was a stabiliser of NSE, adding that his tenure also witnessed a lot of sanitisation in the sector.
“He was accommodating and a no nonsense person, we will miss him because long after his retirement, he was still contributing toward the growth of Nigerian capital market.
“Though we will miss him, my condolences to his immediate family,’’ he said.