The First Military Ex-Governor of Oyo State, General Adetunji Idowu Olurin is reportedly dead at the age of 76 years on earth.
The septuagenarian, born on December 3, 1944, was an indigene of Ilaro, in Ogun state.
A family source who does not want his name mentioned informed Tribune Online that Olurin died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Olurin, a former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State, attended the Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, 1967-70; School of Infantry, Quetta, Pakistan, 1973; Army Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1977-1978.
Olurin had his primary education at Christ Church School, Ilaro from 1951 – 1954 at St. Paul’s School, Odo-Ona, Ibadan, 1955 – 1957 and Local Government Authority Modern School, 1958.
He also attended Egbado College, Ilaro, 1959-64, Technical College (now The Polytechnic), Ibadan, 1966.
He was also at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, 1989. He was appointed Battalion Commander, 1970 – 1971; Brigade Major 1972- 1974; Instructor, Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, 1974; Defense Adviser, Nigerian High Commission India, 1975 – 1977.
Olurin was General Staff Officer I, Operations, Army Headquarters, Lagos, 1980 – 1982; Colonel General Staff, Nigerian School of Infantry, 1982; Deputy Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, 1983 – 1984; Commander I, Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 1984-85.
He was the appointed Military Governor, Oyo State, 1985 – 88 under the regime of the then ruling military era in Nigeria; Also, Director of Logistics, Nigerian Army Headquarters, Lagos, August 1988 – January 1989; Passed Staff College (PSC), 1978; National Decoration: Forces Service Star (1155); Foreign Decoration: United Nations Peace Medal (UNIFIL), 1979;
He was happily married to Kehinde Oyeleye in 1975, with two sons.
The details about his death were still sketchy at the time of filing this report that outputs this news update.