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President Buhari Honours Late chief of Army Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities, and official residences across the country, with effect from Monday to Wednesday.

The directive, which was revealed in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is to honour the memory and services of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, as well as the senior military officers and service members who died in last Friday’s plane crash, in Kaduna.

Mustapha added that the President has approved Monday as a work-free day for members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Elsewhere, the Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru.

Aisha Buhari, took to her verified Twitter handle on Sunday, to share photos of her visit to the deceased’s family, describing the death of the late army chief and the other military officers as a monumental loss to their families and the nation at large.

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