Admiral Patrick Koshoni Laid to Rest
Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has described former Chief of Naval Staff, the late Vice Admiral Patrick Koshoni as a very professional and detribalised officer.
Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas made this remark during his farewell speech at a ceremony organised to pay respect to the former Naval chief.
He also said Koshoni was committed to his job and had no ulterior motive.
Vice Admiral Koshoni died of an undisclosed illness on January 25. He was 77.
He was laid-in-state at the naval formation in line with military tradition.
Top Military personnel including serving and retired service chiefs were around to pay their last respects.
The event started with the lying-in-state at the NNS Quorra Naval Base, then a parade, procession and interment that ushered a gun salute.
President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.
Rear Admiral Koshoni was also a former Minister of Health, Transport, Aviation, and Labour and Productivity.
He was the Chief of Naval Staff from 1986 to 1989.