President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of former military administrator of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuidi Kanu (retd.).
Buhari in condolence statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Kanu’s service to Nigeria will continue to inspire younger generations on patriotism.
The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with family of the former military administrator of Lagos, Imo States, Ndubuisi Kanu’.
He further stated that the services of Kanu remain commendable.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with family and friends of the former military administrator of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, 77, praying for God’s covering over all his loved ones.”
“The President condoles with all professional colleagues of the gallant military officer, who distinguished himself in all positions and responsibilities during service, taking up more daunting, but historically rewarding challenges like speaking up for the weak and vulnerable, and the struggle for the country’s return to democratic government.”
“President Buhari believes late Rear Admiral Kanu’s credentials in serving the nation, as a career military officer and as an activist with NADECO in actualising the June 12, 1993 mandate, remains commendable and will continue to inspire younger generations on patriotism.”
“The President prays for the repose of the soul of the elder statesman.”
Naija News had earlier reported that Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu who served as a military governor of Imo State during the General Olusegun Obasanjo military regime, has died.
Kanu’s death was confirmed by his close ally, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin on Wednesday, January 13.
Although the cause of his death is yet to be revealed, the retired military officer is said to have died at the age of 78.