What Jonathan Said About Abacha’s Former Aide, Diya
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has sent a condolence message to the family of the late Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (retd).
Naija News earlier reported that the former Chief of General Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military junta passed on in the early hours of 26th March 2023. His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya.
Reacting to his passing, Jonathan described Diya as a committed patriot and courageous soldier.
In the condolence message, Jonathan noted that Diya served the country diligently and fought for the unity of Nigeria, adding that he showed bravery and brilliance as a military leader.
The former nation’s leader also described Diya, who served as Chief of General Staff and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council under the Abacha regime, as a kindhearted and disciplined officer, well-known for his loyalty to the country and love of fellow citizens.
He recalled that “Diya devoted so much of his energy towards uniting Nigeria and showed exceptional brilliance while holding different command positions in the nation’s military leadership.
“He will be remembered for his efforts towards promoting peace and commitment to the progress and development of our nation.”