Gov. Abiodun Mourns Ex-Military Gov of Oyo State, Retired Brig. Gen. Olurin


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Gov. Dapo Abiodun of  Ogun has expressed sadness over the death of a former military governor of Oyo State, retired Brig.- Gen. Adetunji Olurin,  who died on Saturday at age 76.

Abiodun, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin,  expressed shock over the news of the death of Olurin,  whom he described as “a gallant military officer and astute administrator”.

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The governor noted that  Olurin’s death occurred at a time the country and Ogun needed his security expertise in tackling various security challenges confronting the nation.

He added that the late Olurin was an illustrious son of Ogun, who put the state and Nigeria on the global map with his exploits when he served as the Commander of the military  Peace Monitoring Group in Liberia.

“Late Olurin was Military governor of Oyo state and later, civilian Administrator of Ekiti after retirement.

“He was also  Chancellor of the Nigeria’s first University of Education, the Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED in  Ijebu Ode.

“At the international level, he was ECOMOG Commander.

” Olurin who was the commander, 1st Mechanised Brigade, Minna,   also lectured on peacekeeping at the International Peace Academy, the National War College, and at UN seminars in Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal.

“He was a recipient of many honours including,  the UN Peace Medal and the Knight Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption (KCHOAR), Liberia’s highest national honour award,

“Olurin was also an honorary Paramount Chief of the Republic of Liberia.

” Definitely, he has made Ogun stand out, not only in Nigeria but also at the global level,” Abiodun said..

The governor who condoled the deceased family said Nigeria would continue to remember him for his meritorious service to the nation.

Abiodun prayed that God would forgive his shortcomings and grant his family members fortitude to bear the “irreplaceable loss”.

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