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‘Big loss to Imo’ – Uzodinma reacts to Tanko Zubairu’s death



Mo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has described the dying of Col. Tanko Zubairu, the final navy administrator of Imo, as an enormous loss to the state.

This was contained in a launch signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, and made out there to newsmen on Sunday in Owerri.

Zubairu served as navy administrator of Imo from Aug. 22, 1996 to Might 29, 1999, when he handed over to Chief Achike Udenwa, an elected civilian governor.

Uzodinma mentioned Col. Zubairu’s passing was stunning, coming shortly after the state had misplaced its first Army Administrator, Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu.

He described Zubairu as a disciplined, fearless and God-fearing navy officer who had little tolerance for social ills and crime, and was all the time ready to battle such adverse tendencies wherever they existed within the state.


Uzodinma added that Imo folks couldn’t hurriedly neglect how Zubairu’s administration labored tirelessly to stamp out social ills and criminality related to a couple of dangerous eggs hibernating within the society utilizing Imo as a launchpad throughout his reign.

He additionally mentioned Zubairu ensured that the actions of the few dangerous ones didn’t dent the ethical rectitude that Imo folks have been famous for.

In keeping with him, Zubairu labored laborious to protect what he noticed because the satisfaction of Imo folks, exuding such traits as laborious work, honesty, integrity, worry of God and love for each other.

The governor commiserated with the widow and quick members of the family, the federal government and other people of Kaduna State, the navy and the Federal Authorities over the loss.

He prayed to God to repose his soul and grant all these Zubairu left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.

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