President Bola Tinubu on Friday described the death of Nigeria’s first female Major-General, Aderonke Kale, as a painful loss to the country.
Kale, who is also the first female Commander of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps died on Thursday at the age of 84.
Tinubu, in a condolence statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, sympathised with Kale family, the Nigerian Army, and the society of medical practitioners in Nigeria on the passing away of one of their own.
Tinubu stated that as a pioneer in her field, the late Major General “embodied the courage, professionalism, capacity and resilience of the Nigerian woman”.
The President prayed for the repose of the soul of the late officer and encouraged her beloved family to take solace in the peerless legacy she left behind.
Major-General Kale, who was a recipient of many awards for her contributions to the field of medicine was also a philanthropist who positively impacted many lives.