From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has condoled with the family of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, who has passed away at the age of 61.

According to a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, he noted that Lamorde, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police was the pioneer Director of Operations and third substantive Chairman of the EFCC from 2012 to 2015.

The President also commiserated with the associates of the former anti-graft czar, the EFCC, the Nigeria Police Force, as well as the government and people of Adamawa State.

President Tinubu prayed to God Almighty to grant repose to the soul of the deceased and comfort for his family.

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In a related development, President Tinubu has also condoled with the family of the late Emeritus Professor Ayodeji Banjo, who passed away at the age of 90.

Banjo was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan from 1984 to 1991, and also former Chairman of the Board of the National Universities Commission and former Pro-Chancellor of the Universities of Port Harcourt, Ilorin, and Ajayi Crowther.

President Tinubu said he mourns the academic par excellence, who only recently turned 90, describing him as a stout beacon of professional and moral excellence.

He celebrated the life and legacies of the late Emeritus Professor of English, renowned for his immense contributions to the development of education in Nigeria.

The President commiserated with the family of Professor Banjo and the academic community while praying to God Almighty to grant the departed eternal rest.

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