President Muhammadu Buhari, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Speakers of the 19 northern Houses of Assembly and the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) have mourned a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi.
The late Army Chief was born on January 1, 1940 and died on December 4, 2021.
President Buhari described the death as the sad loss of “a thoroughbred professional soldier, an officer and a gentleman whose contributions to the fatherland are immeasurable”.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said: “General Wushishi had a distinguished military career and we are proud of his impressive service to the country.
“General Wushishi was an epitome of discipline and dedication to service, and he was a role model for both the officers and the rank and file.”
In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, Governor Bello said:
“General Wushishi is no doubt one of the gallant and thoroughbred officers who had served this country with patriotic zeal all through his military career until he rose to become the Chief of Army Staff before retiring from service to the fatherland.”
The North’s Houses of Assembly, which sent a condolence message through their Chairman, the ad Kaduna State House of Assembly Speaker Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, said: “We have lost a rare gem who committed his lifetime to the unity of our dear country Nigeria.”
In a condolence message by its Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, the ACF said: “…With his death, Nigeria has lost yet another exemplary patriot and pillar of strength. His death means the number of those who selflessly sacrificed their lives to keep Nigeria one is fast depleting…
“The forum prays that the good Lord may forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds.”
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