Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has commiserated with the Obada household of Agbarho on the passing of retired Maj.-Gen. John Obada, saying he was saddened by the information of his demise.
The deceased died on Saturday night time after a quick sickness. He was 81.
In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika on Sunday in Asaba, the governor additionally condoled with the deceased’s Agbarho group, the individuals of Ughelli North Local Government Area and the Urhobo nation over the unhappy incident.
Okowa mentioned that the information of Obada’s demise was devastating, particularly because the nation was in dire want of the sensible counseling of retired high army personnel, together with Obada, to resolve the avalanche of safety challenges at the moment confronted by the nation.
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He, nonetheless, added that he was consoled by the truth that the recollections of the departed military common would stay immortal.
“As Deltans, we’re extraordinarily pleased with the excellent contributions of Gen. Obada to the Nigerian Army the place he served as Aide-De-Camp to Nigeria’s first President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe from 1964 to 1966.
“He was additionally Commander, Training Command, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, 1971 to 1975; General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Enugu, identified then as 4th Infantry Division, Nigerian Army.
“Gen. Obada had an illustrious army profession and served the nation with all his coronary heart, with full dedication and dedication to responsibility.
“On behalf of my family, the government and the people of Delta, I send my deepest condolences to the Obada family, the Urhobo nation and the people of Agbarho where he hails from,” the governor mentioned.
He prayed almighty God to grant the deceased everlasting relaxation.
During his profession, Obada acted as Chief of Air Staff (COAS) from 1970 to 1971 and was Federal Commissioner for Works and member of the Supreme Military Council.
He was the President of the Special Military Tribunal that attempted and condemned Colonel Buka Dimka after the 1976 coup de-tat through which the army Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed, was killed.
Obada retired from the Nigerian Army in 1977 and represented Delta State within the Federal Revenue Mobilisation, Allocations, and Fiscal Commission.
At residence, he was 2nd Vice-President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), the apex socio-cultural umbrella physique of the Urhobo nation, and later Chairman, Board of Trustees of the union.