On Saturday, President Bola Tinubu paid tribute to the late General Oladipo Diya, who served as the former Chief of General Staff. Gen. Diya was a selfless and conscientious leader, according to President Tinubu’s description of him.
This was communicated by Tinubu in a statement that was delivered during the concluding funeral ceremonies for Diya in his hometown of Odogbolu, which is located in the state of Ogun.
According to him, Diya’s contributions to the creation of the nation would continue to serve as a point of reference for future generations.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, was the one to deliver the word from the president.
Tinubu made the observation that although Diya’s passing was tragic, the significant life he led and the legacy he left behind were adequate to soothe not just his loved ones but also the broader population of Nigeria.
He also mentioned that Diya had made legendary contributions to the protection of Nigeria’s territorial integrity over the years.
“Gen. Diya’s efforts towards putting down various uprisings that challenged the corporate structure of Nigeria are legendary, and these efforts will be etched indelibly in the mind of Nigerians and sub-Saharan Africans for generations to come.
In point of fact, his life of dedication and sacrifice in the service of the military will continue to serve as a model for future generations of military leaders.
The success of this nation can be attributed in large part to the leadership and strategic acumen of this individual.
“He implemented various reforms in the army, including training programs and welfare for soldiers, and under his leadership, the Nigerian Army witnessed significant advancement and operational effectiveness,” remarked Tinubu. “Under his leadership, the Nigerian Army witnessed significant advancement and operational effectiveness.”
On April 3, 1944, Late General Diya was born in Odogbolu, which is located in the state of Ogun.
He enlisted in the Nigerian Armed Forces at a young age and served as an active soldier throughout the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted from July 6, 1967, until January 15, 1970. He attended the Nigerian Defense Academy in Kaduna.