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Buhari "Nigeria needs change agents", - President says

President Muhammadu Buhari said that Nigeria needs change agents as the country is currently in a critical situation.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja play President Muhammadu Buhari (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria needs change agents as the country is currently in a critical situation.

This was contained in a tribute signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, to the pioneer Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Major General Timothy Ogundeko.

The statement reads: “The President affirms that with his tireless efforts and foresight, Gen. 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.”

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President Buhari noted that Ogundeko had immensely contributed to the procedure and processes of training potential leaders in the security and socio-political environment of Nigeria.

He expressed the belief that Ogundeko would be long remembered for his role as an educationist and public administrator.

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