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BREAKING: Sam Momah is dead, Buhari mourns

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President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of former Minister of Science and Technology, Major General Sam Momah.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Momah died on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 77 following a complicated diabetic issue. He is survived by a wife, children, and grandchildren.

In a condolence message contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President commiserated with the family of the pioneer Director at National War College.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari sends heartfelt condolences to the family of former Minister of Science and Technology, Maj. Gen. Sam Momah.

“The President believes the former administrator, engineer and officer, who distinguished himself in academics, and greatly improved the intellectual capacity of the military, lived a memorable life, serving the country and humanity with all his God given gifts.

“President Buhari urges family members, friends and associates to find solace in the huge investments of Maj. Gen. Momah in people and institutions, which include the strategic roles he played in enhancing Nigeria’s educational system as Director of National War College, member of the Governing Council of University of Jos, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and Fellow, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana.

“As a former Chief Administrator and Adjutant General of the Nigerian Army, the President notes that Maj. Gen. served the army meritoriously, attracting many honours.

“President Buhari prays for the repose of his soul.”

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