ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he was saddened to learn of the death of a former Chief of Army Staff, Major General David Ejoor (Retired).
While expressing his condolence on behalf of the Federal Executive Council, Buhari said his heartfelt commiserations go to the Ejoor family, the Urhobo nation, and the government and people of Delta State.
He noted that the demise of the elder statesman and courageous officer, who had a distinguished career in the military and remarkable service to the nation, would be missed.
As the first Governor of Mid-Western Region, during one of the darkest years in the nation’s history, and first indigenous Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, who also held many other national leadership positions, the President regards late Gen. Ejoor as a hardworking military officer whose loyalty, commitment and dedication to the unity of the country were never in doubt.
Buhari also affirmed that the former army chief, who was once the President-General of the Urhobo Progress Union, will be long remembered and honoured as a man of positive character and vision, who provided profound inspiration to countless military officers and Nigerians that came in close contact with him.
He prayed Almighty God to repose the soul of the departed senior citizen and comfort all who mourns the much-respected octogenarian.
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Author: Innocent Oweh