Buhari mourns long-time senior friend, Igboanugo, whom he called “Daddy”


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday mourned Mr Gabriel Igboanugo, 95, a man he was fond of calling “Daddy” when he was General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau State.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Pa Igboanugo was the Principal Education Officer at Command Secondary School, Jos, and had a close and amicable relationship with the then GOC (Buhari).

Adesina added that Lady Margaret Igboanugo, in a private letter to President Buhari, wrote: “My husband, whom you used to fondly call “Daddy”, passed away the way he lived; peacefully and in comfort, in his home in Ihiala, Anambra State. He will be buried there on Friday, November 27, 2020.”

Adesina said the President commiserated with the Igboanugo family, urging them to take solace in the fact that their patriarch lived to a ripe old age, and touched the lives of countless number of people that came across his way.

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