President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigeria is in dire need of people who will render selfless service that could change the tide of the country for good.
Buhari made the remark in his tribute to the deceased pioneer Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Maj.-Gen. Timothy Ogundeko, who would be buried at the weekend.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President described the deceased as a pacesetter in strategic leadership training.
According to the statement, “The President affirms that with his tireless efforts and foresight, Gen. Ogundeko transformed the Nigerian Army Education Corps for the benefit of the Service and the nation; and his legendary role in the establishment of Command Secondary Schools is well appreciated.
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“President Buhari trusts that the vision of the deceased for a united and prosperous Nigeria will be honoured by all who mourn him, particularly at this critical point when the nation is in need of selfless citizens to change Nigeria for the better.
“The President extends heartfelt condolences to Gen. Ogundeko’s family, as well as the government and people of Ogun State.
“He prays that God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and admirers.”
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