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General News of Sunday, 21 November 2021


Osinbajo hails late APC chieftain’s virtues at funeral

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the late Chairman of the Elders Council of the All Progressives Congress in Plateau State, Captain Joseph Din (retd.) as an extraordinary individual, patriot and a worthy confidant of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Osinbajo said this on Saturday in Jos at the funeral service for the late 84-year-old Din.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement titled, ‘Capt. Joseph Din was a patriot, elder statesman who believed in a united Nigeria – Osinbajo.’The Vice President was quoted as saying that the late Din believed in the rule of law and was always on the side of justice and fairness.

“He was a friend of our President, President Muhammadu Buhari, who described him as a trusted and worthy ally of many years.“The reason I’m sure that he described him as such is because he was objective, balanced and fair-minded, and because that was his friend who was never afraid to tell him the truth, and he did on many occasions.”

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, and a member of the House of Representatives from the State, Yusuf Gagdi, accompanied Osinbajo to the funeral, which was also attended by several dignitaries, including the former governor, Plateau State, Dr Jonah Jang; deputy governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden; Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Gbong Gwom Jos, and Chairman, Plateau State Council of Chiefs, Dr. Jacob Gyan. 

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