Lt-General Oladipo Diya is dead. He was 79 years old.
Diya was Chief of General Staff under the military Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
His death was announced this morning by Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya on behalf of his family.
In the short statement, Diya was said to have died in the early hours of today.
The statement reads in part: “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.”
Born on April 3, 1944, Donaldson Oladipo Diya, was from Odogbolu in Ogun State.