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Former Oyo MILAD, General Adetunji Idowu Olurin Is Dead

General Adetunji Idowu Olurin has passed on at the age of 78.

General Olurin, of the popular Olurin family in Ilaro Yewa in Ogun State, served Nigeria and ECOWAS in many capacities among which are ECOMOG Commander, Military Administrator of Oyo State, Civilian Adminstrator of Ekiti State and Chancellor of Nigeria’s first University of Education, TASUED.

General Olurin was the Commander, 1st Mechanized Brigade, Minna, GOC, 3rd Armoured Division, Jos.

He has also lectured on peacekeeping at the International Peace Academy, the National War College, and United Nations seminars in Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Olurin received many honours including the United Nations Peace Medal and the Knight Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption, KCHOAR. He was also an honourary paramount chief of the Republic of Liberia.

Olawale Asake

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