Ex-Military Governor, Ndubuisi Kanu Dies of COVID-19

Ex-military Gov Ndubuisi Kanu

A former Military Governor of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu has died from COVID-19.  He died on Wednesday morning at the age of 77.

According to information, the former Imo and Lagos states military governor in 1975 and 1976 respectively was home during the Christmas season for the introduction ceremony of his daughter who was getting married to a man (both of them from abroad).

“He had mild cough then and his condition deteriorated suddenly. Had to quickly fly back to Lagos where Covid-19 infection was diagnosed. He had been on intensive care with oxygen.“

His death was confirmed by his associate and ally, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin.

“I can confirm that he has passed on. This is very sad news. A statement will be issued soon”, she said.

Kanu, who was appointed into the Supreme Military Council headed by the late Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed in 1975, later became a human rights activist after leaving the military.

He joined the pro-democracy movement, NADECO, and played a leading role in the agitation for the actualisation of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.

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