Governor of Edo State, Nigeria, Godwin Obaseki, in a statement, has mourned the death of the former Chief of Defence Logistics at the Nigerian Army Defence Headquarters, Major General John Ighodaro Edokpayi, who died at the age of 78.
The governor, in the statement, said the late Major General was a hardworking military officer and would be fondly remembered for his loyalty, commitment, and dedication to the unity of the country.
Obaseki noted: “I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of former Chief of Defence, Logistics at the Nigerian Army Defence Headquarters, Major General John Ighodaro Edokpayi.
“A contemporary of the former Nigerian Senate President, David Mark, the late Major General Edokpayi rose through the ranks, attaining the peak office of the Chief of Defence.
“Late Edokpayi was a well-decorated officer with impeccable integrity who will be remembered for his selfless service to the country.
Soon after General Edokpayi’s demise, Edo State lost yet another illustrious son of the state, Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu, 65, from Covid Complications. The Chief of Naval Administration passed away on Feb. 25.