General Emmanuel Abisoye dies at 81

General Emmanuel Abisoye dies at 81

One of Nigeria’s well respected Army General, Emmanuel Olumuyiwa Abisoye, is dead.

The passage of Abisoye was announced in a statement by his family on Tuesday.

He was said to have died on March 17 at the age of 81.

He was described as a father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

General Abisoye was commissioned into the Queen’s own Nigerian regiment in

March 1961.

He was at one time the General Officer Commanding the 3rd Infantry Division and also the 2nd Infantry Division.

He served as the Federal Commissioner of Health and was a member of the Supreme Military Council.

He voluntarily retired from the Nigerian Army in October 1979.

He was at various times the President General, Keffi Old Boys Association; Pioneer

President, Retired Army, Navy and Air Force Officers Association Of Nigeria; Pioneer Chairman, Kogi State Foundation; Pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, University of Abuja.

He was conferred with the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2011.

General Abisoye is survived by his wife, Ruth, children and grandchildren.

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