Former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo has described the life of Lt-General Oladipo Diya as a great success and accomplishments which would long be remembered after him.
He made this known in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi.
Obasanjo said with the demise of Oladipo Diya, there is no doubt, the ranks of the nation’s leadership have been depleted “by the loss of a dedicated and resourceful patriot who served the nation in various capacities as an Army Officer, community leader and a legal practitioner”.
The former President said “it is noteworthy that in the course of his military service which straddled more than three decades, he acquitted himself as a dedicated officer and a real patriot. From the thick of the Nigerian Civil War to the post-war re-organisation of the Army, he distinguished himself as a seasoned officer.
The release added that General Diya lived a life of utter devotion in the course of public service,
He said “I recall as a Military Governor of Ogun State, he made tremendous mark through dedication to duty, loyalty to his fatherland and an impeccable example of incorruptible leadership. He was courageous and quite a disciplinarian and a no-nonsense officer.”
The former President also said his entire family is wishing the Oladipo Diya’s family the comfort needed during this period.