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The federal government has described the death of the General Manager of the National Theatre Stella Oyedepo as shocking.

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed in his condolence message noted that the death of Oyedepo has left a great vacuum in the country.

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He said this over the weekend during a condolence visit to the husband of the deceased Hezekiah Oyedepo, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

“We were all shocked and short of words but we must just accept what God has destined to happen,” the minister added.

“But the good side is that Dr. Oyedepo left a big imprint in the national ecosystem of the creative industry within the one year that she spent as the CEO of the National Theatre.”

He noted that “We will continue to remember her enthusiasm, passion and her resolute decision to move the National Theatre and the creative industry as a whole to the next level.”

This is as he prayed to God to repose her soul as well as give the family the much-needed strength to soldier on at this trying time.