General Oladipo Diya dies
March 26, 2023
A former Vice President, Lieutenant General Oladipo Diya is dead.
Lieutenant General Oladipo Diya who was also the Chief of General Staff during the regime of late General Sani Abacha, died in the early hours of today at the age of seventy- eight.
This was contained in a statement by a member of the family, Prince Oyesinmilola Diya.
According to the statement, further announcements regarding his death and burial will be made public in due course.
Lieutenant General Oladipo Diya served as Chief of General Staff, under late Military Head of State, General Sani Abacha from 1994 until his arrest for treason in 1997.
He previously served as Chief of Defence Staff and was Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.
The statement reads:
Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya has announced the death of Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON.
The former governor of Ogun state and chief of General staff in the General Sani Abacha years died in the early hours of 26th March 2023.
Here is the statement by his son, Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on Sunday morning.
It read, “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to glory of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, Lt-General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.
“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.”