Lt. General Oladipo Diya, former Chief of General Staff under late General Sani Abacha, dead
Announcement of passing
Lt. General Oladipo Diya, former Chief of General Staff under the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, is dead. His death was announced in a statement by his son, Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on Sunday morning.
Details of the announcement
The announcement stated that Lt. General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni passed away in the early hours of March 26, 2023. The statement also urged everyone to keep the family in their prayers as they mourn their loss. Further details will be made available to the public soon.
Lt. General Oladipo Diya’s legacy
Lt. General Oladipo Diya was one of Nigeria’s top military officials during the late 90s. He served as Chief of Staff under the military government of General Sani Abacha. After Abacha’s death, Diya was arrested in connection to a failed coup but was later released. He continued to be active in Nigerian politics after his military career and was involved in various community service projects.
Condolences and remembrance
The news of Lt. General Oladipo Diya’s death has been widely received with sadness across Nigeria. Many Nigerians have taken to social media to offer their condolences and remember his legacy. His contributions to the country’s military and politics will always be remembered.
As the nation mourns the loss of a hero and a leader, we pray that the family of Lt. General Oladipo Diya finds comfort and strength during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
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