——–as gov. Bello mourns former military administrator.
A former Military Administrator of Oyo State, Colonel Ahmed Usman, is dead.
Family sources told Tribune Online that Usman, aged 70 years, died around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Jos, the Plateau State capital, during an illness.
One of his nephews said: “Oga is gone. We lost him this morning.”
It was gathered that his remains are being moved to his village, Okura-Lafia, Kogi State, for burial according to Muslim rites today.
Usman was military administrator of Ondo State from August 1994 to August 1996 and that of Oyo State from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
As the chairman of MILADS of the Odu’a states, he had a running battle with persons who bought assets of Odu’a companies, some of which were retrieved.
Meanwhile, Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has mourned the demise of an Igala Icon and former Military Administrator of Ondo and Oyo states, Col. Ahmed Usman who died on Tuesday at the age of 70 in Jos, Plateau State.
The Governor in his condolence message on Wednesday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu noted that his death although very painful but it was comforting that the late Icon lived a fulfilled life.
Governor Bello described Col. Usman who hailed from Okura, Dekina Local Government of the State as a worthy ambassador of the Confluence State who excelled in his chosen profession and blossomed through the ranks
He noted that although he majorly served his fatherland outside his state of origin he was sternly concerned about the growth and development of Kogi State particularly in its political affairs and the quality of leadership hence he indicated interest to govern the state in 2011
The Governor Bello expressed that the late highly decorated Military officer was an astute administrator who during his time as Administrator in Ondo and Oyo between 1994 – 1998 gave a good account of himself and made striking and notable initiatives in these two south west states.
Governor Bello condoled with the family, friends of the late military Administrator while similar condolence was extended to the people of Kogi East particularly Dekina Local government area. He prayed for God to grant the deceased eternal rest and give all that are grieved by his demise the fortitude to bear the loss.