Diya was known for his brilliance, exceptional organizational skills – Buhari
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Chief of General Staff from 1993 to 1997 and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1994, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya (rted), was known for his brilliance and exceptional organizational skills in his days in the military.
According to a statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while mourning Diya’s passing on Sunday, the President paid tribute to his bold and courageous career in the Nigeria military and dedicated service to the country as General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Commandant, National War College (1991–1993), Chief of Defence Staff and Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.
He recalled that Diya was known for his brilliance, exceptional organizational skills and discipline, and he displayed these virtues in the important roles he held in office as a military officer.
The President saluted the former Chief of General Staff for his love, belief and loyalty to the country he cherished so much and fought gallantly on the frontlines to defend her unity.
On behalf of the Federal Government, the President extends heartfelt condolences to Diya’s family, friends and colleagues.
President Buhari prayed that General Diya’s soul finds rest with his Creator, and may his contributions to the nation never be forgotten.