The Governor of the State of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed his sorrow at the death of the President of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and the former Lagos State Military Administrator, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanuuisi (rtd).
Ndubuisi Kanu, a retired naval officer and former Imo State military governor from 1976 to 1977, died
on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Lagos at the age of 77 after a brief illness.
In a condolence message signed on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu described the late Kanu as a total gentleman and officer, adding that during his brief tenure, the former military administrator contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State.
The Governor praised the late Rear Admiral Kanu’s contribution to the country’s democracy, especially his fight, alongside the progressive elements in the country during the dark days of the military junta for the enthronement of constitutional democracy in Nigeria.
Sanwo-Olu said the nation would miss the rich experience and knowledge of the late Naval Officer and democrat.
He said: “On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and comrades of late Ndubuisi Kanu as well as the Nigerian Navy, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and the country in general.