The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has said the former Chief of Defence Staff, late Gen. Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, had prior to his death, advised him on how to tackle the security challenges in the state.
He added that the late general had paid his dues to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
Lalong, who was on a visit to condole the family of the deceased in Rayfield Jos, said the late Dogonyaro distinguished himself in the military career by serving diligently in all the positions he occupied.
He said the late General constantly advised him on how to handle security matters and was willing to bring to bear his wealth of experience in uniting people of different backgrounds.
He prayed God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss and also urged them to sustain the legacies of the late General.
Responding on behalf of the family, Mr Godfrey Dungum, said the visit of the Governor and members of his cabinet was highly consoling.
He appreciated the support and honour that the Lalong administration continuously accorded the late General both in life and death.
A former Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN)’s President, Rev. Prof. Pandam Yamsat, who was present, prayed for the soul of the deceased and the family.