By Abdullahi M. Gulloma
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family and friends of late Air Vice Marshal Olufunsho Martins (retd).
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said the passing away of Martins deprived the nation of an illustrious citizen.
The President commiserated with all the professional, business and political associates of the valiant air officer, who served meritoriously in the military, and retired to continue serving the nation through advocacy, counselling and philanthropy.
He urged Martins’ family to find comfort in the legacies of integrity, discipline and charity that he left behind, and the many lives he touched while on earth.
As a former ally, the President commended the unalloyed patriotism of the late Air Vice Marshal, who worked assiduously to ensure that only men of integrity got into leadership positions.
He prayed that God would grant the soul of the departed rest, and comfort the family he left behind.
In a realted development, the President has congratulated renowned hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (WizKid) and David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido) on their awards at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO).
The President joined the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world in celebrating the highly deserved and meritorious recognition, which saw WizKid winning “International Best Artitse’’ award, while Davido picked the “Best African Act.’’