Yemi Osinbajo, the Nigerian Vice President, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the former Chief of General Staff, the late Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya (retd.).
He shared pictures from the visit via his Instagram account on Friday.
The Vice president described Diya as a forthright and honest leader who served his country and its people well.
He wrote “My sincere and heartfelt condolence to the wife, Mrs Josephine Diya, children and family of a worthy predecessor in office, a decent gentleman, and an outstanding soldier and leader - General Oladipo Diya.
“General served his country and its people well. Both as a soldier and later as a political leader - at all times, he demonstrated a rare ability to manage men and material efficiently, he built trust because he trusted others and served with integrity and forthrightness.
We will remember him well and celebrate his legacy always.
“On behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and our government, I express sincere sympathies and pray that his memory will always be blessed.”