The ex military administrator of Oyo and Ondo states, Ahmed Usman, has died.
Usman passed away in the early hours of Wednesday April 14 in Jos, the Plateau State capital. He retired from the army as a colonel and hails from Okura in Kogi state but was the military administrator of Ondo from 1994 to 1996 and Oyo from 1996 to 1998.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello who confirmed his death, said the late military head was concerned about the development and growth of the state.
An official statement issued by his spokesperson Muhammed Onogwu, read;
“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.”
Governor Bello condoled with the family, friends of the late military Administrator and the people of Kogi East, particularly Dekina local government area.