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Former CGS Oladipo Diya Dies Aged 78

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Lieutenant General Oladipo Diya (Retd), has died aged 78.

Fidel Info reports that His family announced his demise in a statement signed and released by Oyesinmilola Diya Sunday morning.

The family disclosed that Diya, who served as the Chief of General Staff to former Head of State Sani Abacha between 1994 and 1997, died in the early hours of Sunday.

They urged Nigerians to keep them in their prayers as they mourn the loss.

“On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; We announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni,” the statement reads.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.”

“Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.”

The late general was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1994, making him the de facto Vice President of Nigeria during the Abacha military era.

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