Former Lagos State Governor Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu is dead.
Jameela News reports that a former Military Governor of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu, who served during General Olusegun Obasanjo- led administration in 1976 has died.
Ndusbisi died in a hospital after a brief illness, on Wednesday, January 13 at the age of 78.
The people of Ugwunta, Isikwuato Local Government of Abia-State, where the Governor hailed from have been thrown into mourning since his death was confirmed.
Things to know about former Lagos Governor Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu
Ndubisi Kanu was born in 1943, to a Southeastern family based in Ugwunta, Isikwuato Local Government area of Abia State.
He joined the Nigerian Military after fighting on the Biafran side during the 1970 civilwar in Nigeria. After the war Kanu was absorbed into the Army.
Kanu received a Naval cadet training in India after embarking on a Naval career and served in the Personnel, logistics and training unit of the cadet.
He became the first Military Governor of Imo State after the State in 1976 after the state was created from part of the Old Eastern central State.
The deceased Rear-Admiral became Lagos State Governor in 1977, after he was transferred from Imo State.
He was a member and the chairman of the pro-democracy group National Democratic Coalition, NADECO’s Action Committee.
The Committee fought for the revalidation of late Moshood Abiola’s anulled presidential mandate of June 12, 1993.
He participated in protest marches and public sensitisation activities and was largely loved and appreciated for his service to the country.