Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has described late Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Godwin Kanu, (Rtd) as a real patriot and dedicated officer.
In a letter of condolence to Mrs. Gladys Ndubuisi-Kanu, wife of the late former military administrator of Imo and Lagos states in the 70s, Obasanjo eulogized the deceased, noting that he was a dedicated officer, a gentleman and a real patriot.
He noted that having followed and watched with keen interest, “Admiral Kanu’s inspiring career traversed soldiering, public administration, pro-democracy activism and business.
“It is noteworthy that in the course of his military service which straddled more than two decades, he acquitted himself as a dedicated officer, a gentleman and a real patriot.
“From the thick of the Nigerian Civil War where he commanded various regiments and corps, to the post-war re-organisation of the military, he distinguished himself as a seasoned military officer to which I could bear witness.
“Admiral Kanu was acknowledged as a disciplined, detribalised, transparent and humane public officer with an enviable track record.
He left behind an impeccable record of leadership, a legacy of forthrightness, thoroughness and unwavering commitment to public good.
Obasanjo Condolence Message to Admiral Kanu (Original letter)