Following Major-General Chris Alli’s passing (retd. A three-day period of mourning has been declared in honor of the late COAS by Lieutenant-General Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of Army Public Relations, stated in a statement that the period of mourning began on Monday.
Alli, who was the COAS from November 1993 to August 1994, passed away on Sunday after a brief illness in Lagos.
Additionally, Onyema mentioned that as a tribute to the late former COAS, employees have been told to wear black hand bands.
The COAS has declared three days of mourning beginning on Monday, November 20, 2023, in remembrance of Late Maj Gen Chris Alli (retd), former Chief of Army Staff, who passed away depressingly on November 19th.
All formations and units of the Nigerian Army are instructed to fly their flags at half-mast during this time as a sign of respect and grief for all. In honor of the late former COAS, the directive also requires all employees to don a black hand band.
Brig . Personnel were urged to reflect on Maj. Gen. Chris Alli’s accomplishments and the sacrifices soldiers made in defense of the country during this time, according to General Onyema.
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Maj. Gen. Chris Alli “dedicated his life to serving the country through the Nigerian Army with unwavering commitment and professionalism in the defense of our country,” he said.
The late Maj Gen Chris Alli’s family, friends, and loved ones are supported by the Nigerian Army during this difficult time, he declared.
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