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General News of Friday, 8 January 2021

Source: The Sun

Eduok’s death huge loss - Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of former Minister of Aviation, and 12th Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok, as a huge loss to the nation, particularly all those he inspired and mentored in tactical air operations.

In his message to condole with family, he said he  joins the military in mourning the passing of the highly decorated former officer, who spent more than two decades updating his pilot skills in the United Kingdom, United States and then Soviet Union, returning to the country to share his experience with colleagues and younger officers.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,  Buhari commiserated with government and people of Akwa Ibom State, friends and associates of the deceased, affirming that he lived a life of service to the nation and humanity, with distinguished results in all endeavours.

The President prayed for the repose of his soul and for God’s comfort over the family.

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