A former military administrator of Osun State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd) is dead, Naija News reports.
The former Military officer served as military governor of Osun State between August 1996 and August 1998.
His family announced that he died on Saturday l, January 1st, 2022.
Uzoma Obi’s death was also confirmed in a condolence message by the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola.
While mourning the death of Obi, Oyetola condoned with the family of the deceased and hailed his contributions to governance in Osun.
He said: “The death of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd) is painful and a huge loss not only to his family but to the nation. He was a brave, committed and experienced military officer who served Nigeria and Osun in particular selflessly and passionately.
“As a military administrator, Obi made remarkable contributions to governance in Osun and was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of our State and left some legacies he will be remembered for,” he said.
“On behalf of my family, government and the people of Osun, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd). Though his death is devastating, I urge you to take solace in the legacies of selflessness, professionalism and service to humanity he left behind.”
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