Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday mourned the passing of Lt. General Oladipo Diya, who served as Chief of General Staff from 1993 to 1997 and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1994.
The president in a condolence message singed by Femi Adesina, his
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity paid tribute to General Diya’s bold and courageous career in the Nigeria military and dedicated service to the country as General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Commandant, National War College (1991–1993), Chief of Defence Staff and Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.
He recalled that Diya was known for his brilliance, exceptional organizational skills and discipline, saying that he displayed these virtues in the important roles he held in office as a military officer.
“The President salutes the former Chief of General Staff for his love, belief and loyalty to the country he cherished so much and fought gallantly on the frontlines to defend her unity.
“On behalf of the Federal Government, the President extends heartfelt condolences to Diya’s family, friends and colleagues.
“President Buhari prays that General Diya’s soul finds rest with his Creator, and may his contributions to the nation never be forgotten,” the statement said. (vitalnewsngr.com)
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