President Buhari has declared that former Chief of Army Staff, Major General David Ejoor (retired), will be remembered as a man of positive character and vision.
According to him, Ejoor provided profound inspiration to countless military officers and Nigerians that came in close contact with him.
The president made the remarks on Monday in a condolence message over the death of Ejoor.
As the first Governor of Mid-Western Region, during one of the darkest years in the nation’s history, and first indigenous Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, who also held many other national leadership positions, the President said he regarded Gen. David Ejoor, as a hardworking military officer whose loyalty, commitment and dedication to the unity of the country were never in doubt.
He said on behalf of the Federal Executive Council, he extended heartfelt commiseration to the Ejoor family, the Urhobo nation, and the government and people of Delta State on the demise of the elder statesman and courageous officer, who had a distinguished career in the military and remarkable service to the nation.
He prayed that Almighty God would repose the soul of the departed senior citizen and comfort all who mourned him.