By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a former Chief of Army Staff, retired Maj.-Gen. David Ejoor.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday, extended heartfelt commiserations to the Ejoor family and the Urhobo nation.
The president also commiserated with the government and people of Delta on the demise of the elder statesman and courageous officer, who had “a distinguished career in the military and remarkable service to the nation.’’
He described late Ejoor, who was the first Governor of Mid-Western Region, “during one of the darkest years in the nation’s history’’, as a hardworking military officer whose loyalty, commitment and dedication to the unity of the country were never in doubt’’.
The president affirmed that the former army chief, who was once the President-General of the Urhobo Progress Union, would be long remembered and honoured as a man of positive character and vision.
He acknowledged that Ejoor, who was the first indigenous Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, had inspired countless military officers and Nigerians that came in close contact with him.
The President prayed almighty God to repose the soul of the departed senior citizen and comfort all who mourned the much respected octogenarian. (NAN)