The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George has mourned General Oladipo Diya, former Chief of General Staff in the regime of former Head of State, the Late General Sani Abacha
A condolence message signed by the Atona Oodua of Yoruba land reads, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
May God give him eternal rest and may his memory be a blessing to his family and friends.
Bode George, who was the Principal Staff Officer in Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja when Diya was Chief of General Staff further said, “He ran his race to the best of his calling and we must leave the rest for the pages of history.
“Good night sir till the resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more. May the Angels sing you to your resting place. My deepest condolences to his family, especially Simi.
Recall that the former Chief of General Staff under the late military head of state, General Sani Abacha died this morning a few days before his 79th birthday.
According to a message confirmed by Olawale Adekoya, Special Adviser, Media and Strategy to the late General, Diya died at the early hour of Sunday.
The message, which was signed on behalf of the family by Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya stated that further announcement of the burial will be made soon by the family.
The message reads: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; We announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.
“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.
Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.”
He was born on April 4, 1944 at Odogbolu in Ogun State,” the message further reads