The Oasis Reporters
March 3, 2021
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of former Chief of Defence, Logistics at the Nigerian Army Defence Headquarters, Major General John Ighodaro Edokpayi, who died at the age of 78.
The governor, in a statement, said the late Major General was a hardworking military officer and would be fondly remembered for his loyalty, commitment and dedication to the unity of the country.
Obaseki noted: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Chief of Defence, Logistics at the Nigerian Army Defence Headquarters, Major General John Ighodaro Edokpayi.
“A contemporary of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Senate President, David Mark, the late Major General Edokpayi rose through the ranks, attaining the peak office of the Chief of Defence.
“Late Edokpayi was a well decorated officer with impeccable integrity who will be remembered for his selfless service to the country.”
Obaseki prayed for God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.