Femi Adesina, Abuja: President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to the pioneer Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Maj. Gen. Timothy Babatunde Ogundeko, describing him as a pacesetter in strategic leadership training.
As General Ogundeko’s remains are laid to rest this weekend, President Buhari believes that he will be long remembered for his towering role as an educationist and public administrator, who immensely contributed to the procedure and processes of training potential leaders in the security and socio-political environment of Nigeria.
The President affirms that with his tireless efforts and foresight, General Ogundeko transformed the Nigerian Army Education Corps for the benefit of the Service and the nation; and his legendary role in the establishment of Command Secondary Schools is well appreciated.
President Buhari trusts that the vision of the deceased for a united and prosperous Nigeria will be honoured by all who mourn him, particularly at this critical point when the nation is in need of selfless citizens to change Nigeria for the better.
The President extends heartfelt condolences to Gen. Ogundeko’s family, as well as the government and people of Ogun State.
He prays that God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort his family, friends and admirers.