President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, condoled with family, friends, and associates mourning the death of former Inspector General of Police, Mustapha Balogun.
He also mourned with the Nigeria Police Force, an institution he said Balogun spent the better part of his life serving.
Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari mourns former IGP, Tafa Balogun.’
Adesina said, “The President recalls that Tafa Balogun, during his tenure as IGP, did his utmost to ensure that the police performed its statutory responsibilities under a democratic dispensation; and his penchant for boosting the morale of officers and men in the Force has been acknowledged by those who served under him.
“President Buhari’s thoughts are with the family, the government and people of Osun State, as well as colleagues and former colleagues of the deceased police chief.”
He, therefore, prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the departed.
Similarly, Osun state governor , Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has mourned the demise of former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Tafa Balogun who died yesterday at the age of 75.
This is contained in a statement issued in Osogbo by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ismail Omipidan.
Governnor Oyetola sends his condolences to the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, former Osun state Governor, Chief Adebisi Akande, the immediate family and friends of Mr Balogun, the Nigeria Police Force and the people of Ila-Orangun where the late IGP hailed from.
The Governor said the late retired police IG contributed greatly to the nation’s security during his years of meritorious service in the Force including when he served as the IGP between 2002 and 2005.
He described the late former police boss as a true patriot and respected community leader who made notable contributions to the development of his community and humanity in general.
Oyetola said: “On behalf of the government and the good people of Osun, I join family members, friends, the Nigerian Police Force and the people of Ila-Orangun to mourn the death of retired Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun. ”
Governnor Oyetola prayed that Almighty Allah will overlook his shortcomings, admit him into Aljanah and grant his family and loved ones the grace to bear his demise.