In a somber announcement made on November 20, 2023, President Bola Tinubu expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Major-General Chris Alli, a distinguished former Chief of Army Staff who served from 1993 to 1994. The news of Major-General Alli’s demise was conveyed through a heartfelt statement from President Tinubu, as released by his Special Adviser, Chief Ajuri Ngelale.
Major-General Chris Alli, renowned for his exemplary service in the Nigerian Army, passed away on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and honor. In his tenure, Major-General Alli not only led as the Chief of Army Staff but also significantly contributed as the Director of Military Intelligence (DMI). His career was marked by a steadfast commitment to his nation, earning him great respect and admiration.
In his condolence message, President Tinubu extended his sympathies to the Alli family and the Nigerian Army, acknowledging the profound impact of Major-General Alli’s service. “I condole with the Alli family and the Nigerian Army over the sad loss of the former Chief of Army Staff. He served his country with honour and retired meritoriously,” stated President Tinubu.
The President’s words reflected a deep sense of loss, as he called upon the Almighty God to rest Major-General Alli’s soul and to provide strength and fortitude to his family during this difficult time. “May the Almighty God rest his soul and grant his family the fortitude to bear the huge void,” the President said.
Major-General Chris Alli’s death is indeed a great loss to Nigeria, as he was a pillar of strength and integrity within the military community. His contributions have left an indelible mark on the nation’s military history, and he will be remembered for his valor, leadership, and unwavering commitment to his country.
As the nation reflects on this significant loss, the message from President Tinubu regarding Chris Alli resonates deeply. It highlights the indelible mark Major-General Chris Alli left on the Nigerian Army and the nation. His legacy, as emphasized by Tinubu, will continue to inspire dedication and service in future generations.
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