The late Diya is remembered by President Tinubu

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On Saturday, President Bola Tinubu lauded the late General Oladipo Diya, formerly the Chief of General Staff, as a selfless and conscientious leader.

At Diya’s funeral in his hometown of Odogbolu, Ogun State, Tinubu made this statement in his eulogy.

He felt that Diya’s efforts to create the country should serve as an example for future generations.Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun State, presented the president’s message.

Tinubu said that while Diya’s death was tragic, the legacy he left behind was enough to comfort his family and all of Nigeria.

He went on to say that Diya’s efforts to protect Nigeria’s borders were legendary.

Gen. Diya’s efforts to quell a number of rebellions that challenged Nigeria’s corporate structure are legendary, and his legacy will live on in the minds of Nigerians and sub-Saharan Africans for generations to come.

Indeed, his unselfish and dedicated service to the military has served as an inspiration to future generations of military leaders.

His strategic acumen and leadership skills were instrumental in making this country what it is today.

According to Tinubu, “under his leadership, the Nigerian Army witnessed significant advancement and operational effectiveness due in large part to the numerous reforms he instituted in the army, including training programs and welfare for soldiers.”

A native of Odogbolu, Ogun State, the late General Diya entered this world on April 3, 1944.

When the Nigerian Civil War broke out on July 6, 1967, and lasted until January 15, 1970, he was a teenage cadet at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna.

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