Buhari mourns ex-COAS Gen. Ejoor’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a former Chief of Army Staff, Major General David Ejoor (Rtd).

President Buhari on behalf of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), extended heartfelt commiserations to the Ejoor family, the Urhobo nation, and the government and people of Delta State on the demise of the elder statesman and courageous officer.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said the late Ejoor had a distinguished career in the military and remarkable service to the nation.

He was the first Governor of Mid-Western Region, during one of the darkest years in the nation’s history, and first indigenous Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, who also held many other national leadership positions.

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According to the statement, President Buhari regarded Gen. Ejoor, as a hardworking military officer whose loyalty, commitment and dedication to the unity of the country were never in doubt.

He affirmed that the former army chief, who was once the President-General of the Urhobo Progress Union, will be long remembered and honoured as a man of positive character and vision, who provided profound inspiration to 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 mourn the much respected octogenarian.

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