PMB mourns ex-Chief of Air Staff, Eduok

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Late Air Marshal Nsikak Eduok.
Late Air Marshal Nsikak Eduok.

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death former Minister of Aviation and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Nsikak Eduok, as a huge loss to the nation.

Commiserating with the family of the late Air Force Chief, as well as the government and people of Akwa Ibom State, President Buhari said Eduok lived his life to serve the country and humanity.

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The President’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family of former Minister of Aviation, and 12th Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Nsikak-Abasi Essien Eduok, describing his death as a huge loss to the nation, particularly all those he inspired and mentored in tactical air operations.

“The President joins the military in mourning the passing of the highly decorated former officer, who spent more than two decades updating his pilot skills in the United Kingdom, United States and then Soviet Union, returning to the country to share his experience with colleagues and younger officers.

“President Buhari commiserates with government and people of Akwa Ibom State, friends and associates of the deceased, affirming that he lived a life of service to the nation and humanity, with distinguished results in all endeavours.

“The President prays for the repose of his soul and for God’s comfort over the family”.

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