Former President Olusegun Obasanjo , has lamented over the increasing deaths of prominent Nigerians at the hands of COVID-19.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the retired General while reacting to the death of former Lagos State Administrator, Ndubuisi Kanu, expressed sadness over the manner COVID-19 is killing notable Nigerians.
The Elder Stateman said this today Thursday, 14th January 2020 in a letter of condolence sent to the wife of the late Rear Admiral, Mrs Gladys Kanu.
He said: “It is noteworthy that in the course of his military service which straddled more than two decades, he acquitted himself as a dedicated officer, a gentleman and a real patriot.
“From the thick of the Nigerian Civil War where he commanded various regiments and corps, to the post-war re-organisation of the military, he distinguished himself as a seasoned military officer to which I could bear witness. Admiral Kanu was acknowledged as a disciplined, detribalised, transparent and humane public officer with an enviable track record.”
In the same vein, Obasanjo said Bolu Akin-Olugbade, who also died of coronavirus complications, was a passionate citizen, who was always in defence of his roots and the country’s unity.
“All Owu people have lost a great son,” Obasanjo remarked. Given Bolu’s pedigree, it is not surprising that the life of his brilliance as a lawyer began to show itself right from his days at the University of London, University of California (Los Angeles) and Cambridge University where he had his legal education,” the leader said.
He added: “Ever resourceful and conducting himself with dignity and forthrightness, the late lawyer and business mogul acquired a well-deserved reputation for his deep knowledge in legal matters and business acumen. It is thus not surprising that he had the way of ingenious participation in several areas of the economy”.
Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kano served as the Military Governor of both Imo State and Lagos State during Obasanjo’s regime as Military Head of State of Nigeria.