Obituary: Mike Omotosho – Rotarian, Toastmaster, Philanthropist Dies at 52
NEW YORK – The sun set Saturday (today) on the phenomenal life of Dr. Mike Omotosho, founder of Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI). He reportedly died in New York of an undisclosed illness. He was 52 years old, having been born on January 14, 1970.
A source close to Omotosho, who spoke to LEADERSHIP, said, “He’s been sick for a while. The last time we spoke he said he was fine and will be soon back in Nigeria.
Omotosho was a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and was the founding president of Unity Toastmasters Club, Abuja, the first Toastmasters club in Northern Nigeria.
Announcing his passing Saturday evening on the E Division WhatsApp platform, Patrick Oluyide, District Manager 2021-2022, District 94 wrote:
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of former District Governor, Dr. Mike Omotosho, DTM.
“Our District has lost a tireless builder, a committed Toastmaster and an exceptional leader who would stop at nothing to ensure that the values of Toastmasters and the Toastmasters learning experience reach every corner of East Africa. West and Center.
“At this time of mourning, we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Please have them in your thoughts and prayers.
“Dr. Mike Omotosho, DTM was born on January 14, 1970.
“Served as Secretary General of the Hepatitis Zero Commission and Special Envoy to the UN until his death.
“He was the Pioneer Governor of Toastmasters International, District 94. He was also the Founder (Founder) President of Unity Toastmasters Club, Abuja, Nigeria.
“He also served as Governor of Rotary International, District 9125.”
Treasure Oghor, a former assistant governor of Rotary International, District 9125, made the announcement of Omotosho’s transition on behalf of District Governor Ayo Oyedokun.
Oyedokun consoled the Omotosho family and the Rotary Club of Abuja Metro, the late Omotosho club on the death of former District Governor Omotosho.
Omotosho served as National Chairman of the Nigeria Labor Party from 2015 to 2016. He also contested the 2015 general election in Kwara State where he came third in the gubernatorial elections.
He also served as governor of Rotary International District 9125 from 2015-2016.
Omotosho established the Mike Omotosho Foundation to alleviate poverty and empower young people through training and community development programs.