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GC Posted On: Sep 30, 2020

The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is sad and this was confirmed on Sunday, September 27, as he mourned the death of his friend, Gabriel Igboanugo.

President Buhari said he fondly called Igboanugo, 95, ‘Daddy’ when he was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau state.

A statement by Femi Adesina, a spokesperson for the president, said the late Pa Igboanugo was then Principal Education Officer at Command Secondary School, Jos, and had a close and amicable relationship with the then GOC.

The statement said Buhari’s reaction followed a private letter by Lady Margaret Igboanugo.

In the private letter to Buhari, wrote:

“My husband, whom you used to fondly call ‘Daddy,’ passed away the way he lived; peacefully and in comfort, in his home in Ihiala, Anambra state. He will be buried there on Friday, November 27, 2020.”
President Buhari said he commiserates with the Igboanugo family, urges them to take solace in the fact that their patriarch lived to a ripe old age, and touched the lives of countless number of people that came across his way.


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