Iko Udama group mourns former CDS Ogohi, says he was a rare gem

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Iko Udama Club, a socio-cultural group, has described the death of

retired Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi, former Chief of Defence Staff(CDS), as a great loss to Nigeria.

Mr Julius Abalaka, the club’s Chairman, Publicity and Mobilisation, made this known in a condolence message on Friday in Abuja.

He said late Ogohi was a patriotic Nigerian, who contributed immensely to national development.

Abalaka further said that the deceased was deeply committed to protecting the territorial integrity of the nation when he served in the military and after his retirement.

“The death of Admiral Ibrahim Ogohi is a great loss not only to the people of Kogi State but Nigerians at large.

“He was one of our finest Naval officers, who dedicated his life to the service of the nation.

“His dedication to duty and quest to contribute to the growth of the nation won him several awards both nationally and internationally, a feat that will not be forgotten in a hurry.

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“As an elder statesman, late Ogohi
shared his wealth of experience on ways of tackling insecurity in Nigeria.

“We will miss him greatly,”he said.

Abalaka prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.

He also prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Late Ogohi, died on June 30 at the age of 75.

He served as CDS between 1999 and 2003.

He was the first naval officer to become CDS and the first Naval Officer to get to four star rank in the Nigerian military during the civilian administration.

 

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