Nigeria’s elder statesmen rank further depleted with Diya’s death – Amosun

Olayinka Olukoya| Abeokuta

The Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Ibikunle Amosun, has said that the death of former Chief of General Staff, General Oladipo Diya, has further depleted the rank of Nigeria’s elder statesmen.

Amosun in his condolence message over the passage of Diya submitted that the deceased was a child of grace purposed to live, having survived near-death encounters and several myriad of intrigues.

The former governor of Ogun State said, “General Diya was well regarded for unusual grace upon his life as recipient of God’s special anointing which ensured that he survived myriad of intrigues and several near-death encounters in his Military and public service career.

“Undoubtedly, he was a child of destiny purposed to live long. In this wise, I join the Diya Family in thanksgiving to the Heavens for a life that ran its full course according to God’s plan.

“My condolences go to the Diya Family of Odogbolu, particularly the widow, children and immediate household. I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you all on all sides. I also pray that the soul of Lt. Gen. Donaldson Oladipo Diya will find eternal rest in the bosom of his Creator.”

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