President Buhari and General Attahiru
President Buhari and General Attahiru

Attahiru’s death: Buhari approves work-free day for military, orders National Flag to be flown at half mast

NEWS DIGEST – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a work-free day for members of the armed forces in honour of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff who died alongside 10 other officers in a plane crash on Friday in Kaduna.

The president gave the order in a statement by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha.

Mr Buhari also authorized that national flag be flown at half mast in honour of the departed officers.

“To honor the memory and services of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other 10 military officers, who lost their lives in the unfortunate plane crash on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized that the National Flag should be flown at half-mast in all public buildings, facilities and official residences with effect from 24th to 26th May, 2021.

“Similarly, the President has also approved a work free day for members of the Armed Forces on Monday, 24th May, 2021,” Mr Mustapha said in a terse statement.