Atiku Abubakar reacts as former Lagos governor dies after brief illness

Atiku Abubakar reacts as former Lagos governor dies after brief illness

- Atiku Abubakar has for the first time spoken about the death of Ndubuisi Kanu, an ex-military governor of Lagos and Imo state

- The former Nigerian vice president is unhappy over the news of Kanu's demise

- The politician extols the virtues of the former military administrator

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A former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has condoled the family and friends of the ex-military governor of Lagos, Ndubuisi Kanu.

The former vice president on Thursday, January 14, via Twitter described Kanu as an outstanding soldier and activist.

Atiku Abubakar reacts as former Lagos governor after brief illness
Atiku recalled the contributions Kanu made to Nigeria’s growth. Photo: Atiku Abubakar (Facebook), Premium Times
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He said the former military officer contributed tremendously in ousting the military and ushering in the democracy that the country enjoys presently.

The politician stated that Kanu, who also served as a military administrator in Imo state will be missed.

He said:

“Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu was an outstanding soldier and administrator of Imo and Lagos. But his most defining work was as an activist who contributed tremendously in ousting the military and ushering in the democracy that we enjoy today. He will be sorely missed."

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“On behalf of my family, I convey my deepest condolences to his family and the government and people of Imo and Lagos that he served with distinction. May his soul rest in peace.”

Kanu reportedly died on Wednesday, January 13, after a brief illness.

Similarly, a former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, January 14, lamented that the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has affected Nigeria in many ramifications.

Obasanjo said the virus has claimed the lives of promising Nigerians who in significant measure contributed to the greatness of the country, and until their death, were still resourceful.

The former leader made the statement in reaction to the death of Ndubuisi Kanu and Bolu Akin-Olugbade, a famous businessman.

In a related report, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the deaths of Senator Obi Onyeabo and Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd).

The socio-political association described the deaths of the prominent Nigerians as shocking.

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