The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has expressed his condolences on the dying of the previous Army Governor of Lagos State and Chieftain of the Nationwide Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu.
The late Rear Admiral Kanu who additionally served as a army governor of Imo State handed on Wednesday, Aged 77.
Dr. Fayemi in an announcement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, described Admiral Kanu’s dying as a monumental loss to Nigeria as an entire given the late activist’s dedication to the steadiness of the nation.
He credited the late Admiral Kanu with contributing to the bodily, social and financial growth of Lagos and the Imo States the place he served as army governor and left worthy legacies that had endured many years after leaving workplace.
The Governor described the late Admiral Kanu as a gallant officer, extremely detribalised chief, an altruistic patriot, astute administrator and one of many pillars of the democracy motion that fought for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.
Describing the demise of the late NADECO Chieftain as a private loss to him, Dr. Fayemi additionally described the deceased as a pal, a giant brother and a fellow comrade within the wrestle for freedom and democracy in Nigeria.
The Governor famous that historical past would all the time be type to the late Admiral Kanu, for becoming a member of different patriotic Nigerians to determine the Nationwide Democratic Coalition (NADECO) as a motion that fought for the revalidation of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, gained by the late Chief MKO Abiola, in addition to guaranteeing a return to democratic rule in 1999.
The Governor mentioned the late Admiral Kanu relatively than hiding underneath the pretext of the army’s esprit de corps selected to be on the facet of the individuals at a essential time within the nation’s historical past by calling for an finish to army rule.
He mentioned the deceased, on the danger of his life throughout probably the most brutal army dictatorship within the nation’s historical past, by no means stayed in his consolation zone however sacrificed his time and comfort to work for the restoration of democratic rule.
Whereas praying to God to grant the household of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, Dr. Fayemi urged them to be consoled by the great legacies of service, sacrifices and contributions to the entrenchment of democracy he left behind.