Buhari, Bello mourn ex-MILAD, Ahmed Usman

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday mourned the death of a former military administrator of Ondo and Oyo states, Col. Ahmed Usman.

Usman who died on Tuesday at the age of 70 in Jos, Plateau State.

The President’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari mourns former military administrator, Colonel Ahmed Usman.’

The statement reads partly, “President Buhari avers that as a military officer, the late Colonel Usman served the nation with courage and dedication, adding that his contributions to peace and unity, as well as his quest for public good, continued even in retirement.

“As the President prays that Almighty Allah will repose the soul of the departed, his thoughts are with the government and people of Kogi State, where Usman hailed from, and with friends and colleagues, as they mourn this loss.”

Also, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday mourned the death of Usman.

The governor in his condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu, said Usman who hailed from Okura, in the Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was a worthy ambassador who excelled in his chosen profession.

Governor Bello esaid the late highly decorated military officer was an astute administrator who during his time as an administrator in Ondo and Oyo states between 1994 and 1998 gave a good account of himself and made striking and notable initiatives in these two South-West states,” the statement added.

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