From Emmanuel Adeyemi Lokoja
Kogi State government Thursday said it will rename Government science secondary school, okedayo- kabba after the late GOC , 6 Div, Major General Olubunmi Irefin who died on Wednesday in a Covid19 related problem.
In a press statement signed by the Commissioner of information,Kingsley Fanwo it said
the Governor, Government and people of Kogi State regret the demise of the outstanding Army Officer who hailed from the State.
The late Army General two weeks ago gave a befitting burial to his mother at iyah- Gbedde in ijumu local government area of Kogi State
For him to die a few weeks after burying his mother is heart rendering and sad, the statement said.
“Like many outstanding Generals Kogi has produced, the Late Gen. Irefin was a chemistry of brilliance, bravery, courage and inalienable loyalty to the Nigerian nation.
“For years, he defended Nigeria as a committed Army Officer and also the integrity of the Army. Nigeria has lost a Green-heart-figher who gave all to his nation and her people.
“As we mourn the demise of a son we are proud of, we also commiserate with the Chief of Army Staff as well as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
‘The Late General Olubunmi Irefin was not just a brave soldier; but also an accomplished scholar of repute. To this end, the Kogi State Government shall be putting in place, modalities to rename the Government Science Secondary School, Okedayo as Olu Irefin Science Secondary School, Okedayo.
“This is to inspire a new generation of Kogi youth to embrace hardwork and excellence.
“Our hearts are with his immediate family in this dark moment of grief. May God give you all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May his soul rest in peace”
The statement added