……..Commiserates With Buhari
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire nation over Friday’s plane crash, which killed senior military officers, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
Abiru in a condolence letter he personally signed on Sunday, described the tragic event as a fatal blow to the nation and the immediate families of the deceased.
The Senator extolled the gallantry and courage of an illustrious indigene of Ikorodu, late Brig. Gen. Lookman Olatunji Olayinka, the Provost Marshall, Nigerian Army Headquarters, Abuja who died alongside the brave military top brass.
Abiru expressed grief over the passage and prayed that Almighty Allah should comfort the families of the departed
“I commiserate with the President and the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on the death of our gallant and courageous officers who died in the course of duty: Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, and our own Brigadier-General Lookman Olatunji Olayinka (13th January 1970 – 21st May 2021) and nine others.
“Late Olayinka was among the finest top brass of the military that Nigeria ever produced. As the Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army, Late Tunji discharged his duty exceptionally with discipline and courage.
“Tunji’s dedication to duty earned him laurels including medals from the United Nations. Nigeria, Ikorodu, Kosofe and Lagos State at large will not forget his gallantry, and honour he brought to the land in his patriotic service to the nation. We are proud of his sterling achievements in the military and the legacies he left behind.
“I pray that Almighty Allah comforts the Matriarch of the Olayinka family, the wife of the deceased, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olayinka, the Children and my bosom friend, Barrister Lanre Olayinka and other family members.
“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of the people of the Lagos East Senatorial District”, said Abiru.