General Donaldson Oladipo Diya, a former vice president of Nigeria, has passed away.
Diya passed away at 79 years old. From 1994 until his incarceration for treason in 1997, he served as Chief of the General Staff under military ruler General Sani Abacha.
The former Ogun Military Administrator was born on April 3, 1944.
Between January 1984 to August 1985, he held the positions of military governor of Ogun State and Chief of Defence Staff.
Diya passed away in the early hours of Sunday, March 26, according to a message posted on social media by one of his children, Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of 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.
“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”
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