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Aderonke Kale: Nigeria’s first female major-general is dead



Aderonke Kale: Nigeria’s first female major-general is dead
  • Nigeria’s first female major-general, Aderonke Kale, has passed on at 84 in London, United Kingdom
  • It was gathered that Kale, a trained medical doctor at the University of Ibadan died on Wednesday, November 8
  • Kale joined the Nigerian army in 1972 and retired in 1997 as the first female major-general in the country

TheTalk.NG journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy

It is a sad day for the Nigerian Army as the nation’s first female major-general, Aderonke Kale, passed on at 84.

The president of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), E. O. Okafor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 9, TheCable reported.

Aderonke Kale: Nigeria’s first female major-general dies at 84Nigeria’s first female major-general, Aderonke Kale, is dead
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Kale reportedly died in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 8.

the statement issued by S. K. Usman, former army spokesperson, reads.

“AANI and indeed the nation will continue to remember the remarkable legacy of the iconic Major General Aderonke Kale (rtd) mni, who had been a trailblazer in Nigeria’s medical and military history. May her gentle soul continue to rest in peace, Amen,”

Kale who was born on July 31, 1939, trained as a medical doctor at the University of Ibadan before specialising in psychiatry at the University of London.

The former major-general was born on July 31, 1939, and graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Ibadan.

According to Vanguard, Kale later specialised in psychiatry at the University of London. She worked briefly in England before returning to join the Nigerian army in 1972.

She became a colonel and deputy commander of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps in 1990 and 1994, she was promoted to major-general and retired from the army in 1997.

Aderonke was married to Oladele Kale, a preventive and social medicine professor, and was a mother of five sons, including Yemi Kale, former Statistician-General of Nigeria.

Ex-Nigerian military spokesperson Major General Onyeuko dies in Abuja

Meanwhile, TheTalk.NG reported that a former director of Defence Media Operations, Major-General Bernard Onyeuko passed on in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Onyeuko died at a private hospital in Abuja on Saturday, August 26. He passed away after complaining of a cold. He was said to have been rushed to a private hospital where he breathed his last.

Military buries 22 officers killed in Niger

TheTalk.NG also reported that it was a scene of uncontrollable tears and pain as family members and friends gathered at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja to bury some Nigerian military personnel who died in combat in Niger state.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) earlier announced that no fewer than 36 officers were killed in battle, including an air mission, on August 14.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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