A former Military Administrator of Oyo State, Brigadier General Adetunji Idowu Olurin (rtd), is dead; he died at the age of 76.
A statement signed by the Olurin family said he died on Friday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.
The statement reads: “It is with a deep sense of loss but gratitude to Almighty God for a life well lived that we announce the passing of Brigadier General Adetunji Idowu Olurin (rtd).
“In 27 years of service to the Nigerian Army, General Olurin served as the military administrator of Oyo state, the General Officer Commanding the three armoured division and the ECOMOG field commander in Liberia.
“He also served as the sole administrator of Ekiti state and was a governorship candidate in the 2011 Ogun State gubernatorial elections.
“General Olurin is survived by his wife Mrs Kehinde Olurin, two sons Babatunde and Olumide Olurin, daughter-in-law Fehintola Olurin and grandson Demilade Olurin.”
Burial arrangements to be announced soon, the statement added.