Gen Adetunji Olurin (retd), a true definition of an officer and a gentleman — Segun Showunmi


To know the late Artillery General of the Nigerian Army was to recognise that a man of impeccable character is gone. 


A fine specimen of dedication to country, he went about every activity with the dignity of a trained arms bearer, all through his life. A dutiful commander of men, a prudent manager of resources and indeed a gentleman. 


As the news of his demise hit the airwaves, I reflected on the life of the former military Governor of Oyo State, Sole Administrator of Ekiti and former Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Ogun State. 


A prince of Ilaro in Yewa South of Ogun State, former Ecomog field commander, with impeccable service record, 

it is common to use the phrase an officer and a gentleman, but in the case of Major-General Tunji Olurin, he was indeed an officer and a gentleman. 


Adetunji omo erin lonibu

Omo efon lo lona

Omo pakan lakan, leyin jijo awo ni gbori ile, Omo ina tin jo geregere lori omi

Omo aran o sunwon e ko nigbale 

Omo oku eko omo ijagudu akara. 


May your soul rest in peace. 


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