Governor of Osun state, Adegboyega Oyetola has condoled with the family of Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi, the former military governor of the State between August 1996 and August 1998, describing his death as painful.
This was contained in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan.
Governor Oyetola hailed Obi’s contributions to governance in Osun, saying he was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of the State.
The statement said, “The death of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd) is painful and a huge loss not only to his family but to the nation. He was a brave, committed and an experienced military officer who served Nigeria and Osun in particular selflessly and passionately.
“As a military administrator, Obi made remarkable contributions to governance in Osun and was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of our State and left some legacies he will be remembered for.
“On behalf of my family, government and the people of Osun, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Colonel Anthony Obi (rtd). Though his death is devastating, I urge you to take solace in the legacies of selflessness, professionalism and service to humanity he left behind.”
Governor Oyetola prayed God grant soul of the deceased eternal rest and give his bereaved family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the huge loss.
The Family of Anthony Obi in a statement announced his passing on Saturday, January 1, 2022.