Osinbajo meets Nigeria’s oldest surviving soldier in Lagos


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met Nigeria’s oldest surviving soldier, rtd Adamo Aduku, at the grand finale of the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration and Combat Support Arms Training Week.

Osinbajo met the 104-year-old on Saturday when he represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the event held at Ikeja Cantonment parade ground in Lagos.

Aduku was one of those conferred with the Chief of Army Staff World War II Veteran Award.

Since 1976, Nigerian Army Day has been celebrated every July 6.

The Vice President tweeted his encounter with the retired soldier.

“Sometimes on the job, I get to meet incredible people. Today, I met perhaps Nigeria’s oldest surviving soldier, 104 year-old, RTD Private Amuda Aluko at the Army Day Celebrations.

“He is almost as old as the Amalgamation of the the protectorates that became Nigeria,” Osinbajo said.


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