A former Military Governor of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd.), has died at the age of 77.
Kanu’s associate and ally, Mrs. Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed this today.
“I can confirm that he has passed on. This is very sad news. A statement will be issued soon,” she said.
The cause of his death could not be immediately confirmed.
Kanu, who was appointed into the Supreme Military Council headed by the late Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed in 1975, later became a human rights activist after leaving the military.
He joined the pro-democracy movement, NADECO, and played a leading role in the agitation for the actualisation of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Ndubuisi Kanu was born in Abia State, in 1943. Joining the navy, he went to India for cadet training. His naval career included positions in Personnel, Logistics and Training. He also obtained honorary Doctorate Degrees from the Imo State University and the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri. He married three times and has ten children.Follow us on social media