Joe Aikhomu: Former navy chief dies of ‘COVID-19 complications’

Former Chief of Naval Administration Rear Admiral Joe Aikhomu (rtd) is dead.

Joseph Aikhomu, 65, passed on Thursday morning in Abuja from COVID-19 complications, The Nation reported.

The deceased. was younger brother to former military Vice President, Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (rtd).

Aikhomu was, until his death, chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), a company his late brother founded with businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo.

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.

The Nation

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