Buhari Remembers Idiagbon, Hails His Loyally To Fatherland


LAGOS OCTOBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhamadu Buhari took Nigerians to the memory lane by describing his former deputy and the former Chief of Staff at Supreme Headquarters from 1983 to 1985, the late Maj. Gen. Tunde Idiagbon (retd.) as a rare example of loyalty to the country and to a superior.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari was quoted as saying, “The late Maj.-Gen. Tunde Idiagbon was a very rare example of what loyalty to the fatherland and to a superior should be.
“Tunde was strong, loyal and extremely committed to the cause of positively changing the narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out to do at that time,” Buhari said.
The president also recalled how Idiagbon, who was on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia when the administration was overthrown in 1985, insisted on returning to the country in the face of the political uncertainty at the time; even after learning that his boss, Buhari, had not been killed in the coup.
Buhari added that Idiagbon rejected the offer from the King of Saudi Arabia to bring members of his (Idiagbon) family from Nigeria to the Kingdom, as he was his guest at that time, opting instead to return to Nigeria to suffer arrest like he (Buhari) did.
Buhari thanked the APC stakeholders in Kwara for the position they had taken to continue to support the party regardless of the outcome of the primaries and assured them that with the unity displayed so far, the APC would form the government in Kwara State after the 2019 elections.

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