Yakubu Gowon slumps at Ejoor’s burial ceremony

Yakubu Gowon, former military head of State has slumped during the funeral of David Akpodiete Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli south local government, Delta state.

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The incident happened at the grave side while the funeral oration was on going on Friday.

The former military head of state was promptly rushed by some top echelons of the military into the special tent for emergency resuscitation while Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state and James Ibori, former governor of the state, dashed into the tent to ensure he recovers.

NAN reports that military as well as the Delta state ambulances were immediately moved in to front of the tent in case the former head of state’s health deteriorates further.

After a while, Ibori and Okowa were seen exiting the special tenth, an indication that the former army general has recovered.

The 84-year-old general was military head of state between 1966 and 1975.



  1. Oh too bad
    Gowon is a very nice man
    However at his age, he just needs to slow down and cut down drastically his public activities
    He doesn’t need to attend every public function and engagement
    One cannot cheat nature
    There is time for everything
    Flying all over Nigeria to attend public events is not ideal, healthwise, for an 84 year old

  2. @Suny, I agree completely with you on the need for the old man to slow down and choose meticulously the public functions he should attend,going forward.

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