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General Muhammed Gado Nasko @ 80

I served under him as a Battery Commander in Oyo and also as a Grade 1 Staff Officer

General  Muhammed Gado  Nasko is a highly respected, thoughtful and exemplary patriot.  He is a revered statesman and a just and fair-minded professional military leader.

He is humane, fair-minded and often shows justice in his decision-making  and in executive orders as a military  leader   and  administrator.

I served under him as a Battery Commander in Oyo and also as a Grade 1 Staff Officer when he took over the appointment of Commander Corps of Artillery.   It was indeed a privilege and a challenging experience working with him.

He is a totally detribalised Nigerian who encouraged merit and distinction regardless of tribal or sectarian provenance.  He was very generous to my family. He embraced me and my wife, Oluyemisi, as  if  we were an extension of his own family.

I gained a lot from his leadership and  widened my command experience under his martial wings.

If there is a leader one can follow to the battlefield without any qualms,  General Nasko typifies that emblematic leadership. He is instinctively dependable,  principled   and inspirational.

I have gained considerably from his admirable vision, from the genuineness of his shepherding authority,  from  the truth of his wisdom  and from the wizened candour of his personal  discipline.

And yet he remains humble, approachable, free-spirited, true to himself, true to his friends, committed to the service of his nation and mankind.

My family will forever remain grateful to him for his kindness and love.  May the Almighty  Allah continue to preserve and protect him and his household as he soldiers on in his devotion to  humanity.


Major General Tajudeen Olanrewaju (Rtd)