Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo, a former military governor of Kwara State, has passed away.
According to reports, he passed away in a London hospital early on Saturday morning.
During the Buhari/Idiagbon military government, which lasted from 1983 to 1985, Kwara state was led by the late Group Captain Latinwo, a native of the Offa community in Offa Local Government.
Latinwo joined the Nigerian Air Force as one of the first elite cadets in 1963, and by the time of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency, he had risen through the ranks to become the state’s military administrator.
The state’s current governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has expressed his condolences to the Offa community and the rest of the state’s residents following the death of the previous military governor.
On Saturday, Governor AbdulRazaq issued a statement lamenting the loss of a great statesman whose insight and knowledge are irreplaceable.
In a statement released by the governor’s chief press secretary in Ilorin, Rafiu Ajakaye said, “On behalf of the AbdulRazaqs, the government and the people of Kwara State, the Governor sends his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late military administrator, the Offa community, and the military establishment on this development.”
The Governor prayed, “May Allah rest the former leader’s soul in Al-Jannah and bless his children and his people.”