Late Lt.-Gen. Duba embodiment of discipline, dedication – CDS mourns

The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa Monday paid a condolence visit to the family of late Lieutenant General Garba Dubai who died on Friday, 19 May 2024.

A statement by Director Defence Information Brigadier General Tukur Gusau disclosed that the CDS while praying for the repose of the soul of the late Army officer, described him as an embodiment of discipline and a dedicated elder statesman who, after retirement continues to serve the country with passion and utmost loyalty.

Speaking further, General Musa said the late Lieutenant General Duba was a refined officer and a complete gentleman.

He added that the country will miss his service and experience at this critical time of nation building.

In his remarks, the eldest son, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Duba who received the CDS on behalf of the family thanked him for the shower of love and genuine concern.

He said the military has showed the family that the service of their late father is not in vain

Late Lieutenant General Duba was born in 1942. He joined the Army as a Cadet officer in 1962, he was later to trained at the Indian Military Academy.

He was the Military Governor of Bauchi and Sokoto states from 1978 to 1979 and 1984 to 1985 respectively.

In the course of his meritorious service to his father land, he was appointed as the General Officer Commanding 2 Mechanised Division between 1988 to 1989, later General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division from 1990 to 1992, he was later the Commandant Nigeria Defence Academy.

The late senior officer retired in 1993 and was appointed Chairman New Nigeria Development Company(NNDC) among other key appointments he held .

General Duba died at the age of 82 years. He left behind his wife, Hajia Rabi Garba Duba, children and grandchildren.