- The death of Pa Adamu Aduku continues to generate reactions across the country
- Pa Aduku, Nigeria’s oldest military survival of the Second World War, recently passed on
- Governor Yahaya Bello stated that the late war veteran died a fulfilled man and remained a worthy ambassador of the confluence state
Governor Yahaya Bello has extolled the virtues of Nigeria’s oldest military survival of the Second World War, Pa Adamu Aduku, who passed on at the age of 101.
The late Pa Aduku, a World War II veteran, who hailed from Abejukolo- Ife in Omala local government area of Kogi state, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at the age of 101.
The governor, in his condolence message sent to journalists by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said Aduku was a true patriot who gave his service to the fatherland and was blessed by God to witness its blossoming.
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Bello stressed that the late war veteran died a fulfilled man and remained a worthy ambassador of the confluence state.
The governor affirmed that such was the spirit, passion, zest of the people of the confluence state in their numerous endeavours and life’s occupation as they often seek to stand out.
He commended the federal government and the Nigeria military for recently honouring the late Aduku, while he was still alive and not posthumously.
The governor condoled with the family and the loved ones of the late icon, noting that his death should not be mourning but rather a celebration of a life of sacrifice well lived.
While praying for Pa Aduku's eternal rest, Bello noted that the late Aduku would, alongside those who had rendered services to the fatherland be forever remembered in the history of Nigeria.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian man named Egbunuche was sent to jail after a court found him and his son, Paul who is now 88 years old, guilty of plotting murder.
The man who celebrated his 100th birthday in prison was set free after 19 years of being in Enugu Maximum Prison.
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