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Ex-Naval officer, Joe Aikhomu, dies of COVID-19 in Abuja

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A former Chief of Naval Administration, retired Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu, has died of alleged COVID-19 complications in Abuja.

According to a report by The Nation, Mr Aikhomu passed on Thursday morning at the age of 65.

The deceased who was younger brother to former military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd), was until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions, OMS, a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.

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Mr Aikhomu was also a member of the investigative panel on arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 which was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during his first tenure.

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According to sources, his death has thrown the navy community into mourning as Aikhomu was considered a mobile encyclopedia on maritime operations and logistics in the Gulf of Guinea, GoG, region.

 

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