A retired army general, Maj Gen Tajudeen Olanrewaju, has mourned the death of former Military Administrator of Benue and Kano states, Col Aminu Isah Kontagora Rtd who died in the early hours of Monday 11, 2021 at a facility in Abuja.
Gen Olanrewaju in a condolence message he personally signed titled, “ The Passage of Col Aminu Kontagora” described him as a patriot and a shinning star in the Artillery Corps of the Nigerian Army. According to him, Col Kontagora was a detribalized Officer who was loyal and devoted to his work and calling.
“ Colonel Aminu Kontagora was a patriot and a shining star in the Artillery Corps when I had the privilege to command this very significant arm of the Nigerian Army.
“He was a detribalized officer, loyal, humble, devoted to his work and calling, strong in will, virtually fearless in the course of his duty.
“This officer and a gentleman served a greater part of his career in the Artillery Corps. He was punctual, obedient to duty, respectful of the command and control norm of our calling.
“Colonel Kontangora was a man of effortless excellence and determined courage.
“He served with me when I moved the Corps Headquarters from Bonny Camp to Kontangora,his homestead. Being a native he made our settling down a lot more effective , stripped of any hindrances.
He was full of calm and assertive courage, resolved in visionary sincerity. He was graceful, candid, without animosity.
“He was naturally my close confidant because of his hard work, because of his consistency to truth , because of his warmth and because of his instinctive honesty and his strong , amiable
“I was pleased to see him progress in his post retirement engagements. I read his enlightening articles in the newspapers with enthusiasm and respect for his genuine progressive visions and for his pan-Nigerian thoughtfulness.” He said.
Gen Olanrewaju who said the death of Col Kontagora was a painful loss to his family, his State and the nation pray that Allah grant his soul Fridous Aljanaah and his family the courage to bear the loss.