Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has described the late former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ishaya Iko Ibrahim, as a key transformation agent.
The CNS stated this when he paidIbrahim a condolence visit to the family of the late vice admiral on Friday 7 January, 2022.
TheFact Nigeria had reported the demise of Late Ishaya Iko Ibrahim, who passed away on Tuesday, 4 January, 2022, at the age of 69.
CNS Gambo, while extolling the the late Naval boss, noted that his untiring efforts towards the security of Nigerian maritime environment endeared him to the entire naval community, adding that he demonstrated immense intellectual sagacity through various strategic and doctrinal initiatives which have remained pivotal to the growth and development of the Nigerian Navy.
Gambo further stated that Vice Admiral Ibrahim was an epitome of discipline, hard work and integrity, who served the Nigerian Navy diligently until retirement from active service.
Even in retirement, Gambo went on, the late Vice Admiral Ibrahim was a dependable and worthy resort to the Nigerian Navy.
Going down memory lane, Vice Admiral Gambo stated that while he served as Naval Assistant to the deceased during his tenure as the 18th Chief of the Naval Staff, he benefited immensely from his uncommon leadership style and depth of professional standing, upon which he continues to leverage as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff.
While commiserating with the family, the CNS said the late vice admiral was indeed an icon and assured them that the Nigerian Navy family remains in prayers with them. He further prayed that the Almighty God grants his soul a peaceful repose and the family the fortitude to bear the grief of the sudden exit.