President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 9th, reportedly said Nigeria was currently in a critical point when he needed selfless citizens that could change the country for the better.
He said this in his tribute to the 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, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President described the deceased as a pacesetter in strategic leadership training.
Buhari was said to have expressed the belief that Ogundeko would be long remembered for his towering role as an educationist and public administrator, who immensely contributed to the procedure and processes of training potential leaders in the security and socio-political environment of Nigeria.
The statement read,
“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.
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”.
He extends heartfelt condolences to Gen. Ogundeko’s family, as well as the government and people of Ogun State. He then prayed that “God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and admirers.”