Buhari Mourns Gowon’s Presidential Air Fleet Pilot, Captain Thalal
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the news of the demise of Captain Paul Mamman Thalal who served as Captain of Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s Presidential Flight for nine years.
His reaction was contained in a statement where he sent his condolences to the deceased’s family as well as Yakubu Gowon on the loss of a friend, confidant and prayer partner.
The president, in the statement said that the diverse testimonies of a life well-lived of the pilot show that Paul Mamman Thalal was someone who was devoted to promoting the kingdom of God on earth. He also praised the deceased’s Christian values, such as generosity, humility, selfless service and prayed that his professional and spiritual investments in Nigeria will be remembered. Captain Paul Mamman Thalal had also supported the former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon in setting up the national spiritual platform, Nigeria Prays.