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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

David Ejoor Goes Home

Retired Major General David Ejoor was the first military governor of the defunct Mid Western State
Urhobo Social Club Lagos and other allied unions are to hold a Night Of Tribute For  Retired Major General David Ejoor in Lagos on April 23, 2019. It was also reliably gathered that they  will hold a combine night of tributes for Ejoor at his home town in Ovwor in Ughelli  South Local Government Area of Delta State on May 1, 2019. This is to honour him  as  illustrious  Urhobo son  who was the first military governor of defunct  Mid West Region, former Chief of Army staff and former President –General of Urhobo Progressive Union - Worldwide.
The deceased who is the  first Urhobo to attain the position of a Major General in the Nigerian military,  doubled as the first indigenous Nigerian Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, is the most senior chief of the Olomu Council of Chiefs in Olomu Kingdom.
Urhobo Social Club Lagos is giving the last befitting  respect  because he was very instrumental to the formation of the Club in 1971.
It would be recalled that  David Ejoor lived a useful life hence  throughout his military career, there was no scandal or blemish attached to his name. He left the military with honour, and since he retired, he lived a humble and quite life.
Urhobo will ever be grateful to Gen David Ejoor, particularly for two things. 
According to sources, he used his influence then as a serving officer under General Yakubu Gowon from scrapping the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) as at the time other socio-cultural organizations were scrapped in the country, and if not for Gen Ejoor, there wouldn’t have been anything like UPU today.
Retired Major General David Ejoor died in Lagos on 10 February 2019. He was 87.

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