The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief of General Staff and retired General, Oladipo Diya.
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said Diya’s death is shocking and sad.
He described General Diya as a seasoned military officer with admirable administrative capabilities in his various functions, as well as a notable statesman who made invaluable contributions to nation-building.
Mustapha, therefore, condoled with the government and people of Ogun State, his family, and friends, and prays to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest.
Rant HQ earlier reported that Diya, who served as the Chief of General Staff to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, died in the early hours of Sunday.
His death was announced in a statement by his son, Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on Sunday morning.
It read, “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to glory of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, Lt-General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.
“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.”
The former Chief of General Staff was born on April 3, 1944, in Odogbolu village in Ogun State.
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