A former military governor of Osun State, Col. Anthony Uzoma Obi (retd), is dead.
The announcement of his death was made in a statement by the family on Monday, January 02, 2023.
Colonel Obi who served as the military governor of Osun State between August 1996 and August 1998, died on Saturday, January 1, 2023, as announced by his family.
In a statement released by the Family: “We, the Family of His Excellency, Rtd Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi, humbly announce the gentle passing of our Patriarch and head of the family on Saturday, 1st of January, 2023.
“Our father was a Lion, a warrior, a brave soldier who served the Nation Nigeria as a Two Time Military Administrator and Governor of Osun State and Abia State Nigeria.
“Anthony Uzoma Obi was a loving husband first and a devoted father who instilled love, discipline, and humility in all he did on his time on earth.
“He shared with us a love deeply portrayed all through his life, and he, most importantly, was the bravest man we ever knew.
“We ask that in this time of our grief, that prayers and goodwill are directed towards our family in this trying moment.
“Adieu Colonel A. U. Obi, your whole family will forever keep your memory alive, through the mercy of God,” the statement reads.
Former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has mourned the demise of the former military administrator of the State, Colonel Anthony Uzoma Obi (rtd), describing his death as painful.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the former governor, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola has consoled the family of the deceased and hailed his contributions to governance in Osun State.
He noted he was one of the leaders who laid the foundation of the state and served Nigeria and Osun State in particular selflessly and passionately.
Oyetola prayed to God to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest and give his bereaved family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the huge loss.