Former military administrator of Osun State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (retd.) has been announced dead.
Obi, who served as Osun MILAD between August 1996 and August 1998, died on New Year's Day as announced by his family.
His death was announced in a condolence message issued on Sunday by Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
While mourning his demise, Oyetola condoled the family and hailed his contributions to governance in Osun, saying he was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of the State.
“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 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,” he said.
“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.”