Jonathan’s ex-Chief of Staff, Jones Arogbofa, dies at 72

Jones Arogbofa, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s chief of staff, has died.

His age was 72.

Arogbofa was claimed to have died on Saturday, February 10, however the circumstances of his death are unknown as of the time of this article.

As of press time, his family has not issued a comment regarding his passing.

However, a former senator and head of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, confirmed the news on X on Saturday, where he wrote, “I am profoundly grieved to hear of the loss of Brigadier General Jones Oladeinde Arogbofa (Rtd), the former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan

“He was a dear friend. His wisdom, integrity, and dedication to Nigeria will forever be remembered. A true hero has left us, but his legacy endures. Rest in peace, dear friend.”

Arogbofa was born on November 10, 1952 in Oka-Akoko, Ondo State, and served in the military before being appointed as Jonathan’s right-hand man from 2014 to 2015.

Educated at institutions like Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Ibadan, Arogbofa retired from the army as a Brigadier General before going into politics.



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