The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ) has condoled with the family of Pa Adama Aduku , the oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army and World War II veteran , who passed on at 101 .
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity , Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday , the president described Aduku as ” a soldier ’ s soldier and an epitome of honour” .
The president commiserated with friends and associates of the war veteran and Kogi government on the loss , believing that the virtues of hard work and loyalty to the flag that he lived for would continue to be promoted .
He also commended Aduku ’ s strong spirit and commitment to statehood, especially for actively participating in the 2019 Nigerian Army Day celebration and other activities of the Nigerian Legion .
The president prayed that the almighty God would receive the soul of the departed and comfort his family.
( NAN )