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  • Updated: March 28, 2023

Diya Will Get State Burial - Governor Abiodun

The late former Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Oladipupo Diya will be given a state burial by the Ogun State Government.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun made this known on Monday when he paid a condolence visit to the Lagos residence of General Diya.

General Oladipupo Diya, a former number two person to late Head Of State, General Sani Abacha died on Sunday, March 26, 2023, seven days shy of his 79th birthday.

Abiodun, who described his death as a great loss to Ogun in particular and the country in general, said late Diya lived an impactful life worthy of emulation.

"General Diya was a man of many parts. His life epitomized integrity and character. He was a soldier and gentleman, a lawyer with an eventful career.

"He rose to the peak of his career as the Chief of General Staff", Governor Abiodun stated.

The governor noted that he held many command and administrative positions while in the military and continued to make an impact on humanity after retirement from active service.

He acknowledged his commitment to his community, especially in the Odogbolu Local Government Area, adding that the history of Ogun State would not be complete without the mention of his name.

Abiodun, while praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, urged the family members not to grieve over his death as he impacted his generation and has gone home to rest with his Lord.

He announced that a committee made up of some State Executive Council members would be set up to liaise with the family to give the former military governor of the state a befitting burial.

Responding on behalf of the family, one of the sons of the late General Diya, Oyedamola, thanked the governor for showing concerns to the family at this trying time through the visit, saying that his father while alive, had deep affection for the present administration because of its good works.

Members of the State Executive Council were also in the governor's entourage.

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