Mr Gabriel Igboanugo, a man President Muhammadu Buhari fondly referred to as ‘Daddy’ when he was General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau State, is dead.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Late Igboanugo was the Principal Education Officer at the Command Secondary School, Jos, and had a close and amicable relationship with the then GOC.
According to Lady Margaret, wife of the late educationist, Igboanugo, 95, “passed away the way he lived; peacefully and in comfort, in his home in Ihiala, Anambra State”.
She made this known in a private letter she wrote to Buhari, which was made available by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.
Lady Margaret, in the private letter to President Buhari, writes: “My husband, whom you used to fondly call ‘Daddy,’ passed away the way he lived; peacefully and in comfort, in his home in Ihiala, Anambra State. He will be buried there on Friday, November 27, 2020.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari has commiserated with the Igboanugo family, urging them to take solace in the fact that their patriarch lived to a ripe old age, and touched the lives of countless number of people that came across his way.