NIDCOM Reacts To The Death of UK-Based Prominent Nigerian, Dapo Williams


A UK-based prominent Nigerian, Dr. Dapo Williams, who died out of a suspected heart attack, has brought grief to the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission.

In response, the Commission released a statement in a series of tweets, describing the death of the prominent personality as an irreparable loss to his family, Nigeria and the international community.

The Chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa also mentioned that the late Dr. Dapo Williams was a quintessential gentleman, a worthy patriot , and highly respected leader in the UK Nigerian Diaspora community as well as in Nigeria. She also added that he was a worthy agent of change in all facets of life and humanity and pioneer Chairman of Nigerian Think Tank Group (NTTG).

According to her, Dr. Dapo Williams was “a selfless man, who always puts the needs of others before his.” “He was on the frontline of mobilizing support from Nigerians in Diaspora to assist Govt efforts in battling COVID-19 pandemic as a member of the Nigerian Diaspora Covid-19 Eradication support group”, she said

Dr. Dapo Williams was only 61 when he died and until his death, he was a real estate practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the Building Maintenance Industry and a highly respected community leader in the United Kingdom. He was also an erudite scholar who had a multiple Masters degree with a Ph.D from the University of Salford, including numerous professional certificates from several prestigious institutions like Harvard Business School and University of Cambridge.

He was also an expert in the Oil and Gas, Automobile Products Retailing, Construction, Education, Employment, Legal Advice and Guidance Industry Sectors. Otunba Dapo Williams was also the Chair of a Forecourt Petroleum Product retailing outfit in Kent and member of the institute of Directors (IoD) in London and Kent.

The statement further reads, “With his death, the Nigerian Community in London has been thrown into deep mourning and an indescribable sense of loss as the news of his passage was announced. A generous and kind-hearted man, Dr Williams, popularly known as DW was loved and respected by many who met and knew him. He was humble, modest , lively, and down to earth.

“He was the Patron of many UK-Nigerian Community Projects and President of many socio-political organisations. He supported many community initiatives and organizations including the Nigerian Events Awards UK, Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB Award), and Uncelebrated Nigerians Awards.

“He was a dedicated APC-UK member and a founding member of the Buhari Campaign Organisation in the UK. He was conferred with the title of Otunba Fiwagboye and Otunba Tayese and he has been awarded several community and professional awards.”

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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