Osagie Otabor, Akure
The governor of the state of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, described General Olu Bajowu (Rtd) as a man worthy of a reputation for withdrawing from the Nigerian army at the age of 40.
Governor Akeredolu, who congratulated General Bajowa on his 80th birthday in a message of goodwill, said he was a man of immense ability and impeccable character whose life was exemplary and worthy of imitation.
In a message personally signed by Governor Akeredolu, he said that Jagummolu from the land of Ikala and Ojagbulegun springs began his career as a young military officer, where he climbed the enviable rank of major general through the officer corps and retired at the age of 40.
Akeredolu welcomed General Bajowa’s commitment to nation building saying he is a man with immense passion and love for the unity of Nigeria and the development of the Ondo state.
According to the statement, “Deservingly serving the homeland, he really deserves the recognition he receives. Honorable people are always known for their qualities and character, and our dear General is one of them.
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“It is quite incredible that the quintessential general was already 80 years old, because he is still strong as a young man.
“After retiring at the main age of 40 from the Nigerian armed forces, General Bajowa has held prominent positions in the Federal Civil Service, parastatals and top government agencies, engaging in business, politics and later academics.
“Jagunmolu is a man of strong will, conviction, courage and bravery, and he is ready at any moment to tell the truth to the authorities and not run away from airing his opinions.
“For a man who has spent most of his life consolidating on a Nigerian project, the people of the state of Ondo are happy to have identified with General Joseph Olu Bajowa on this great occasion. Once again, we celebrate your invaluable contribution to the unity of Nigeria, the development of the State of Ondo and your community. “