The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has expressed sadness over the death of a former military administrator of the State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd).
Obi, who served as the military governor of Osun State between August 1996 and August 1998, died on Saturday, January 1, as announced by his family.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola, in a statement condoled the family of the deceased and hailed his contributions to governance in Osun, saying he was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of the State.
He said- “The death of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd) is painful and a huge loss not only to his family but to the nation. He was a brave, committed and experienced military officer who served Nigeria and Osun in particular selflessly and passionately.
“As a military administrator, Obi made remarkable contributions to governance in Osun and was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of our State and left some legacies he will be remembered for,” he said.
“On behalf of my family, government and the people of Osun, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd). Though his death is devastating, I urge you to take solace in the legacies of selflessness, professionalism and service to humanity he left behind.”
Governor Oyetola prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and give his bereaved family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the huge loss.