President Bola Tinubu on Friday mourned the death of Nigeria’s first female Major-General, Aderonke Kale, and described her death as a painful loss to the nation.
Kale died on Thursday at the age of 84, she was the first female Commander of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps.
Tinubu, in a condolence message signed by Ajuri Ngelale, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, sympathised Kale’s family, the Nigerian Army, and the society of medical practitioners in Nigeria on the passing onto glory of one of their own.
The president disclosed that Kale as a pioneer in Nigerian Army Medical Corps.
The statement read: “Major-General Aderonke Kale was a pioneer in her field. She embodied the courage, professionalism, capacity, and resilience of the Nigerian woman. She thrived and conquered where many feared to tread. She was a towering figure; an inimitable role model.”
The President offered a prayer for the repose of her soul and encouraged her beloved family to take heart in the peerless legacy she left behind.