Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his condolences on the passing of his former Chief of Staff, Brig-Gen. Jones Oladeinde Arogbofa, who died at age 72.
Jonathan said that the late Arogbofa was loyal to Nigeria.
In a statement on Monday by his Special Assistant, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan described Arogbofa as “a dedicated and loyal Nigerian who served our nation and humanity to the best of his abilities.”
“Gen. Arogbofa was a sincere patriot with an enviable record both in public service and the military, where he rose to the rank of Brigadier General,” Jonathan remarked.
He noted that Arogbofa was “a devoted officer and sincere patriot whose passion and dedication to duty stood him out and reflected in the considerable achievements he made towards the development of our nation.”
“He will be remembered for his professionalism, passion for service and commitment to the task of nation-building,” Jonathan stated.
The former president expressed his shock at Arogbofa’s passing and urged his family to take solace in the fact that Arogbofa led an impactful life.
Jonathan also offered prayers for the repose of Arogbofa’s soul. He was 72 years old at the time of his death.
Arogbofa served as Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Aged 72, Arogbofa was said to have died on Saturday, February 10.
Arogbofa was born on November 10, 1952, in Oka-Akoko, Ondo State, and served in the military before being appointed as Jonathan’s right-hand man from 2014 to 2015.
Educated at institutions like Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Ibadan, Arogbofa retired from the army as a Brigadier General before going into politics.
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