On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his condolence message to the family of Late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retired), after his passing.
The Late Naval Officer who was once the Military Governors of Imo and Lagos States during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77.
The President released a statement through his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, in which he described the deceased as a dedicated soldier.
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with family and friends of the former military administrator of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, 77, praying for God’s covering over all his loved ones.”
“The President condoles with all professional colleagues of the gallant military officer, who distinguished himself in all positions and responsibilities during service, taking up more daunting, but historically rewarding challenges like speaking up for the weak and vulnerable, and the struggle for the country’s return to democratic government.”
“President Buhari believes late Rear Admiral Kanu’s credentials in serving the nation, as a career military officer and as an activist with NADECO in actualising the June 12, 1993 mandate, remains commendable and will continue to inspire younger generations on patriotism. The President prays for the repose of the soul of the elder statesman,” the statement said.
Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu who was born on November 3, 1943, was appointed military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was the first governor after the decree that established the state from part of the old East Central State. He was transferred to become governor of Lagos State in 1977, leaving office in July 1978.