Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has mourned the demise of the former military administrator of the State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd), describing his death as painful.
Obi who served as the Military Governor of Osun State between August 1996 and August 1998, died on Saturday, January 1, as announced by his family.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Ismail Omipidan, Governor Oyetola condoled the family of the deceased and hailed his contributions to governance in Osun, saying he was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of the State.
“The death of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd) is painful and a huge loss not only to his family but to the nation. He was a brave, committed and an experienced military officer who served Nigeria and Osun in particular selflessly and passionately.
“As a military administrator, Obi made remarkable contributions to governance in Osun and was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of our State and left some legacies he will be remembered for.
“On behalf of my family, government and the people of Osun, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd). Though his death is devastating, I urge you to take solace in the legacies of selflessness, professionalism and service to humanity he left behind.”
Governor Oyetola prayed God grant soul of the deceased eternal rest and give his bereaved family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the huge loss.