Former Chief of Naval Staff Koshoni dies at 77
Nigerian Naval head office has announced the demise of its previous Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Patrick Seubo Koshoni (rtd).
This announcement was made known on Thursday, January 30, in a statement made by Commandant Suleman Dahun in the interest of the Chief of the Naval Staff.
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The deceased went to several maritime and initiative courses and headed various naval and military treaties, advisory groups, and teams.
The announcement read: “The Naval headquarters wishes to announce with a heavy heart the demise of a former Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Patrick Seubo Koshoni (rtd).
“The senior officer died on 25 January 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Lagos on 11 April 1943, Vice Admiral Koshoni (rtd) joined the Nigerian Navy on 11 June 1962 after a secondary school education at St Finbarr’s College, Akoka, Lagos.
“That same year, he started the naval cadetship training at the National Defence Training Academy in India and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 13 July 1964. Admiral Koshoni (rtd) attended many naval, management, and leadership courses and headed many naval and military appointments, committees, and task forces.”
He served the nation meritoriously as the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command and as Honourable ministers of health, transport, and aviation as well as labor and productivity. He was a member of the Supreme Military and Federal Executive Councils from January 1984 – August 1985.