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Speaker Tambuwal Mourns Akhigbe

The African Examiner

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed his shock and sadness over the death of former Chief of General Staff, retired Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe.

In a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal described Akhigbe as a gentleman officer whose contributions, and that of his peers, towards restoration of democracy in Nigeria in 1999 will remain indellible in the annals of Nigeria’s history.

He said Nigerians will forever remain grateful to the Abdulsalami Abubakar-led regime which Akhigbe served as the Number Two officer, for their diligence and commitment to ensure the return of democracy to the country.

“As a proof of his commitment to democratic ideals, Akhigbe continued to render selfless services to the nation post-1999 until his death on Monday.

“Nigeria has lost one of it’s eminent sons. I extend my condolence to his family, Fuga community in Edo State, the Nigerian Navy and Nigerians as a whole,” the Speaker added.

Tambuwal also prayed to the Almighty God to give his family the fortitude to bear the great loss.

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