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L-R: Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori; Former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon (Rtd); Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, at the funeral service in honour of former Military Administrator of the defunct Mid-West region (now Edo and Delta States), late Maj. Gen. David Ejoor (Rtd.), on Friday, May 3, 2019, in Ughelli, Delta State.


Gowon, Okowa, Obaseki Preach Peace, Unity At the Funeral of Late David Ejoor

Former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and his Edo State counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki on Friday, May 3, 2019, made case for a peaceful, united Nigeria as the remains of Major General David Ejoor (rtd) are interred.

According to them, no sacrifice is so big for the peace and unity of the country.

They spoke at the funeral service of Major General David Ejoor held at Ovwor-Olomu, Ughelli South local government area of Delta State.

“I thank you all for coming to this ceremony, we served in the Nigerian Army so many years ago and I am delighted with the encomiums poured on the deceased who was a good soldier and a good family man,” Gen. Gowon said, adding that Nigerians should continue to make sacrifices for the peace and unity of the country.

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Governor Okowa in a brief speech, thanked Nigerians of all walks of life for attending the burial ceremony, noting, “we referred to Gen. Ejoor as Daddy; he was a distinguished elder statesman and if we believe in the thoughts that he had, we will have a great nation, a nation that is peaceful and United.”

“He had all the attributes a man should have; a quality human being who cared for his family and the nation and those of us that lives should emulate the qualities that he had to make our country better,” Governor Okowa said while his Edo State counterpart, Mr Obaseki stated that as a former Military Administrator of Midwest State comprising Delta and Edo States, the deceased deserved to be honoured for erecting structures for future leaders of the two states to build on.

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“His spectacular contributions to the unity of Nigeria will continue to be acknowledged,” the Edo State Governor asserted.

Earlier in a sermon, Rev. Fr. Greg Umukoro, observed that the deceased, “lived a good life of service to the nation and humanity.”

Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, Service Chiefs, former Governor James Ibori, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and a host of retired military officers, politicians and Chiefs from the Urhobo ethnic nationality attended the burial ceremony.

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