The death of Major Gen. Patrick Aziza (Rtd) has deprived Nigerians, particularly Deltans of the services of one of the most consistent administrators of this age, says Dr. Ngozi Olejeme.
“Aziza in his life career served Nigeria with distinction and integrity. He was a family man that radiated the best of family values and a public official whose wealth was measured from the indelible legacies he put in place for posterity” she said.
Olejeme who also described the death of Gen. Aziza as sad and painful, noted that the military officer proved to Nigerians and the international community that there was everything to gain from being principled.
A statement by the Deputy Director General, U and I Foundation, Barrister Raymos Guanah urged the younger generation of Nigerians to take a cue from the ideals that Aziza lived for- building a better Urhobo nation, Delta State and Nigeria.
“In Nigeria, Aziza stood out. He was a rare gem, a distinguished military officer, a community leader, an apostle of the enthronement of the rule of law and a visionary leader with the knack for identifying talents. As a military administrator, he brought together bright young men and women, some of whom are today in top leadership position in the country. As a minister, he demonstrated exceptional administrative prowess.
She urged Aziza’s immediate family and the Urhobo people at home and abroad to take solace in the belief that God’s will is unquestionable and must always prevail,”
“She prays that God Almighty will comfort them all and grant the late leader’s soul peaceful repose,” Guanah stated.
“We will certainly miss this quiet and unassuming man on so many fronts” the statement added.