Kogi To Rename School After Major-General Irefin
The Kogi State Government has revealed plans to rename a secondary school after Major-General Johnson Olu Irefin just a few hours after his untimely death.
Kogi government while commiserating with the family of the late General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Rivers state, assured that the Government Science Secondary School in Okedayo, Kogi State will be renamed after Irefin.
Irefin died from COVID-19 related complications while attending the annual chief of Army Staff conference in Abuja.
According to the state government, Irefin’s death was “heart-rending”, recalling how the top military officer gave his late mother a befitting last honour recently.
Commiserating with the late officer’s family, a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, the commissioner for information and communications reads;
“The Governor, Government, and people of Kogi State regret the demise of an outstanding Army Officer who hailed from the State, Late Gen. Olubunmi Irefin.
“The late Army General who was the GOC, 6 Div. recently gave his late mum a befitting last honour. For him to die a few weeks after burying his mother is heart rendering. Like many outstanding Generals Kogi has produced, the Late Gen. Irefin was chemistry of brilliance, bravery, courage and inalienable loyalty to the Nigerian nation.”
“For years, he defended Nigeria as a committed Army Officer and also the integrity of the Army. Nigeria has lost a Greenheart-fighter who gave all to his nation and her people.
“The Late General Olubunmi Irefin was not just a brave soldier; but also an accomplished scholar of repute. To this end, the Kogi State Government shall be putting in place, modalities to rename the Government Science Secondary School, Okedayo as Olu Irefin Science Secondary School, Okedayo.
“This is to inspire a new generation of Kogi youth to embrace hard work and excellence.”