President Bola Tinubu has commiserated with the family of Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff, Major General Chris Alli (Rtd) over their loss.
Alli, who served as the Army Chief between November 1993 and August 1994, died on Sunday in Lagos at a military hospital at the age of 79.
Reacting in a statement on Monday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, the President sympathised with the Alli’s family and the Nigerian Army over the passing of the general.
President Tinubu described the passing of the former Chief of Army Staff as a painful loss, saying he served his country faithfully.
He said: “I commiserate with the Ali family and the Nigerian Army over the sad loss of the former Chief of Army Staff. He served his country with honour and retired meritoriously.
May the Almighty God rest his soul and grant his family the fortitude to bear the huge void.”Born on 25 December 1944, in Koton Karfe, Kogi State.
Gen Chris Alli’s sojourn in the Nigerian Army began on October 20 1967, as a member of the Emergency Short Service Combatant Course.Alli served diligently in various capacities, cutting across Staff, Instructional and Command.
Gen Alli was, at a time, the Director of Military Intelligence (DMI) and the Military Administrator of Plateau State.
He climaxed his military career as the 9th COAS in November 1993, until his meritorious retirement from active service in August 1994 at the age of 50.