Mark mourns Aziza
Senate President David Mark mourned yesterday the first Military Governor of Kebbi State, General Patrick Aziza, who died on Saturday.
He was 67.
He described the late Gen. Aziza as a dependable colleague, a fine officer and a gentleman.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, the Senate President noted that the late Gen. Aziza was among the best and fertile minds the military ever produced.
He said the late Gen. Aziza contributed immensely to the development of the country, adding that the former military officer excelled in all the assignments he handled.
The Senate President said even in the trying times in the nation’s history, the late Gen. Aziza was among the military officers who stood firmly for peace and unity.
Mark said: “He was one of our best. He stood for the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria. He demonstrated unwavering commitment to the nation. He was a patriot to the core.”
The Senate President said even in retirement, the late Gen. Aziza’s people recognised his sterling virtues when they elected him the president general of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU) in Delta State. He held the position until his death.
Mark condoled with the government and people of Delta State, especially the bereaved family. He prayed Almighty God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.