The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has offered his condolences to the family of retired Lt.-Gen. Oladipo Diya, a former Chief of General Staff, who died in the early hours of Sunday.
Tinubu, while expressing his sadness over the death of Diya in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, applauded his contributions to the military institution and national development.
The former Lagos State governor, who is presently on vacation in the United Kingdom (UK) and would be in Saudi Arabia for Umrah before returning back to Nigeria, said the sad news of Diya’s death came to him as a shock.
Tinubu said, “I send my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his immediate family, especially his wives and children.
“General Diya lived a remarkable life of a soldier, and he made his mark in the military where he served our country diligently as Military Governor of Ogun [State] and in the various military positions he held.”