Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, stated COVID-19 was claiming Nigeria’s and patriotic leaders.
Obasanjo regretted that resourceful residents, who served the nation in varied capacities together with the late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd) had succumbed to the virus.
In a letter of condolence to Mrs. Gladys Ndubuisi Kanu, Obasanjo eulogized spouse of the ex-military administrator of Imo and Lagos States.
The previous Nigerian chief described the deceased as a devoted officer, a gentleman and an actual patriot.
He famous that Kanu’s inspiring profession traversed soldiering, public administration, pro-democracy activism and enterprise.
“It’s noteworthy that in the midst of his army service which straddled greater than twenty years, he acquitted himself as a devoted officer, a gentleman and an actual patriot.
“From the thick of the Nigerian Civil Conflict the place he commanded varied regiments and corps, to the post-war re-organisation of the army, he distinguished himself as a seasoned army officer to which I may bear witness. Admiral Kanu was acknowledged as a disciplined, detribalised, clear and humane public officer with an enviable observe document.”
Equally, Obasanjo stated Bolu Akin-Olugbade, who additionally died of coronavirus issues, was a passionate citizen, who was at all times in defence of his roots and the nation’s unity.
He remarked that the late businessman can be vastly missed by his group, Native Authorities, Ogun State and the nation.
“All Owu individuals have misplaced an amazing son,” Obasanjo remarked.
“Given Bolu’s pedigree, it isn’t shocking that the lifetime of his brilliance as a lawyer started to point out itself proper from his days on the College of London, College of California (Los Angeles) and Cambridge College the place he had his authorized training.
“Ever resourceful and conducting himself with dignity and forthrightness, the late lawyer and enterprise mogul acquired a well-deserved fame for his deep data in authorized issues and enterprise acumen. It’s thus not shocking that he had the best way of ingenious participation in a number of areas of the financial system”, he added.