Domkat Bali’s Daughter Reveals Father’s Last Wish
Former Minister of Defence, Retired Gen. Domkat Bali who passed away on December 4, spoke about the need for the continuous unity of Nigeria, before he died at the age of 80.
His daughter, Dr Nana Chidi-Emmanuel, said that her father’s last wish was for Nigeria to remain united and peaceful.
“My father always wanted to see a peaceful and united Nigeria. As a soldier, he was loyal to the country and defended it to the best of his ability,” Nana told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Monday.
“He wanted to see Nigeria, which he spent his life defending, remain one and indivisible nation where all are treated fairly and everyone had an equal chance.
“My father was very honest and had integrity. He stood for the truth always and never compromised that for anything.
“These are the values young Nigerians should emulate so that they can excel. We should all imbibe the values of justice and avoid being self-centered, ” she said.
Nana, a medical doctor, said that the family was planning a befitting burial for the late sage and would announce the arrangements at the appropriate time.
Retired Gen. John Temlong, a close associate of Bali, corroborated Nana’s claims on the late army general’s love for his fatherland.
“The death of Bali is a great loss to Nigeria. He was a remarkable and outstanding patriot.
“He served the nation as a galant soldier and would have done everything to keep Nigeria as one.”