President Buhari salutes former CGS, Gen. Oladipo Diya on 75th birthday


President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly greeted former Ogun State Governor and Chief of General Staff (CGS), Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya, on his 75th birthday, April 3rd, 2019, highlighting his many years of meritorious service to the nation.

President Buhari felicitated with family members, friends, professional colleagues and associates of the former Number Two man, whose military career saw him successfully handling sensitive and strategic leadership positions as General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Commandant, National War College (1991–1993) and Chief of Defence Staff.

The President, according to a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina, affirmed that Gen. Diya’s gallantry, rich intellectual background and penchant for research contributed to the structure and operations of the Nigerian Army, especially in tackling security challenges within the country, and the West Coast region.

As the former CGS turns 75, President Buhari believes the nation has benefitted from his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience, urging him to stay relevant by providing counsels to military formations and officers.

The President prays that the almighty God will grant Gen. Diya longer life, good health and continue to bless his family.


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