Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said that the demise of Brig. Gen. Dominic Oneya (rtd) was a colossal loss not only to the Nigerian military but also to the country.
According to Senator Omo-Agege, Oneya stood out as one of those who made genuine patriotic sacrifices and served diligently in defence of the nation’s unity and territorial integrity.
Oneya, a former military administrator of Kano and Benue States who hailed from Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area in Delta State, died at the age of 73.
He was also a former President of Nigeria Football Association (NFA) from 1999 to 2002 and recently headed the Ministerial Committee on Reforms in Nigerian Football.
Reacting to his death Senator Omo-Agege expressed deep shock and sadness over the incident, even as he called on the Federal and Delta State Governments to immortalise the elder statesman by naming public institutions after him.
He described the erstwhile military governor as a patriotic and reliable Nigerian.