Deputy President of the Senate, His Excellency Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and Honourable Member of the House of Representatives representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency, Hon. Revd Francis E Waive arrive Osubi Airport, Osubi, Delta State enroute Agbarho to attend the funeral of late Major-General John Orho Obada.
Gen. Obada was ADC to Nigeria’s first President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe from 1964 to 1966.
He was also Commander, Training Command, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, 1971 to 1975; General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Enugu, known then as 4th Infantry Division, Nigerian Army.
He also acted as Chief of Air Staff (COAS) from 1970 to 1971 and was Federal Commissioner for Works and member of the Supreme Military Council.
He was the President of the Special Military Tribunal that tried and condemned Colonel Buka Dimka after the 1976 coup de-tat in which the military Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed, was killed.
Obada retired from the Nigerian Army in 1977 and represented Delta State in the Federal Revenue Mobilisation, Allocations, and Fiscal Commission.
At home, he was 2nd Vice-President of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), the apex socio-cultural umbrella body of the Urhobo nation, and later Chairman, Board of Trustees of the union.