Defence Chief Pays Respects: Condolence Visit to Late Lt. Gen. Duba's Family

The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa alongside with the representative of Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar today, 20 May, 2024 paid a condolence visit to the family of late Lieutenant General Garba Dubai who died on Friday, 19 May 2024. 

The CDS prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Army officer. He described the retired senior officer as an embodiment of discipline and a dedicated elder statesman who, after retirement continues to serve the country with passion and utmost loyalty. 

General Musa said the late Lieutenant General Duba was a refined officer and a complete gentleman. He added that the country will miss his service and experience at this critical time of nation building. 

The eldest son, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Duba who received the CDS on behalf of the family thanked him for the shower of love and genuine concern. He said the military has showed the family that the service of their late father is not in vain

Director Defence Information, Brig. General Tukur Gusau in a press statement noted that late Lieutenant General Duba was born in 1942. He joined the Army as a Cadet officer in 1962, he was later to trained at the Indian Military Academy. He was the Military Governor of Bauchi and Sokoto states from 1978 to 1979 and 1984 to 1985 respectively. 

In the course of his meritorious service to his father land, he was appointed as the General Officer Commanding 2 Mechanised Division between 1988 to 1989, later General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division from 1990 to 1992, he was later the Commandant Nigeria Defence Academy. 

 The late senior officer retired in 1993 and was appointed Chairman New Nigeria Development Company(NNDC) among other key appointments he held . General Duba died at the age of 82 years. He left behind his wife, Hajia Rabi Garba Duba, children and grandchildren.

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