President Bola Tinubu has sympathized with the Alli family and the Nigerian Army over the passing of Major-General Chris Alli (rtd), former Chief of Army Staff, who died on Sunday.
Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President
on Media and Publicity disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Major-General Alli was Chief of Army Staff from 1993 to 1994 when he retired from service.
President Tinubu describes the passing of the former Chief of Army Staff as a painful loss, saying he served his country faithfully.
“I condole with the Alli family and the Nigerian Army over the sad loss of the former Chief of Army Staff. He served his country with honour and retired meritoriously. May the Almighty God rest his soul and grant his family the fortitude to bear the huge void,” the President says.
Major-General Alli held other important positions in the Nigerian Army, such as Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), before his elevation to Chief of Army Staff. He was a respected officer.