ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Brigadier General Clement Apere, 54 years old, born on March 12, 1967, and passed away on October 2, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Olatunde Olakunle on October 7, 2021
It's hard to take, very shocking and unexpected. We believe in the sovereignty of God. The bibles says he takes the righteous away to be spared from evil ISA 57vs1. I pray the lord will comfort the families you left behind. May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Kayode Abegunde on October 7, 2021
May the Lord comfort his family. May his soul rest in Peace. Sleep well!
Posted by Ellis Fagbami on October 7, 2021
It has been difficult for us to understand and painful for us to accept that you are no more. The only thing that has kept us standing is our knowledge of God as being sovereign and unquestionable. We thank God for even the short time He gave you on this side of the living, we thank Him for the beautiful family He blessed you with, for the giant strides He enabled you to make in this life, for the heights He lifted you to, for the joy you brought to many lives, and for the impact He allowed you to make in your military career, before this final call. We submit to God. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, and may the Lord God watch over and keep your wife and children and your entire family, in Jesus name.
Posted by Olumide Martin Ajayiobe on October 7, 2021
Airbourne! Like I have always called you. You are truly one in a million!!
I still don’t understand…. Every time I see your pictures, the memories come and the tears follow. Your amazing sense of humor and philosophical view of life, your take-charge attitude, your “overstrategy” as I would joke, your impatience with imbeciles, your humility, your friendship, your brotherhood, your kindness to even strangers, your openness, your prudence, your dislike for lousiness, your attention to detail, your settling only for the highest standard and quality, your taste for only specific brand-loyality, your love for your family, your love for academia, your love for photography, your love for humanity, your love for probity, for travel, for adventure, for the military, for life, for the nation, for nothing but the best and finally, for Christ….

Words fail me. I still don’t understand but the Lord knows best. May the Lord have mercy on your soul. Go in peace Dayo! You were too much and will be missed every day…

Olumide “Omo Ajayiobe” like you would often hail.
Posted by Uwem Bassey on October 8, 2021
Sir, this is one particular death that I've asked God, why? Regardless of His Omnipotent, Omniscient & Omnipresent status!!! Papa God, why why why now? God, where is your bounty of mercy? I asked God several questions without pretences but in this my painful solitary moment, the only assurance I receive fm God is that *IT IS WELL WITH YOUR SOUL* Truly, God knows best!
My years together with you 've spanned over 3 decades & it's quite needless for me to travel that memory lane. However, I can't easily forget my last moment with you on 8 August 2021 when you came to visit me & my family. As we shared drinks to reminiscent over life, career, family & what providence has in stock for us; Madam brought her delicacies but I received an important call, wherefore I left everything behind, saluted you & went for the call From Above!!!
You spent time with my family & lavished them with gifts. As I returned late in the night we spoke! Sir, your last visit was truly a blessing & profound farewell as you left my house with the best of every good gift that you came with.
Gen Dayo Apere, you were an all round excellent man. A very humane gentleman officer with exceptional courage & candour! I am deeply pained that you left us in a stealth & no one saw it coming! I don't know how Sarah & the children will handle this unceremonious void you ve left behind! My prayers & every support will remain with them! Rest on Sir until we meet you with the Commander of the Host in Heaven!!!
Posted by David Dyeri on October 7, 2021
Clement! It is hard to believe that you are gone so soon. I remember you during our YOC in Jaji 1993 you and Late Oguntimilehin having just returned from a UN mission in Yugoslavia we used to call you 'aka Samboha' remember? Then we parted ways and met yet again in Freetown 1998, I left you there and handed over my room and mattress in Morray Town to you. Years later in 2007 we met yet again in Ojo cantonment when you were CO and you hosted me for tombola and accommodated me in your guest house for the night then we had breakfast in your house next morning where I had the privilege of meeting your family for the first time. Our parts crossed again in 2014 when I visited Ibadan and met you during your Strategic Masters Course in UI. That was the last time I saw you. These are fond memories that will remain indelible in my heart.
My joy is that your later days were well spent in the vine yard of the lord of cause the reason they call you 'Omo Pastor'. Adieu my friend and coursemate I know you are in a better place now rest well.
Posted by Olufemi Balogun on October 7, 2021
Gen Apere you came, saw and conquered. Your versatility while as a cadet in NDA and an officer is worthy of emulation. You were an example to me and highly cherished. You exhibited confidence and courage in your undertakings while serving in the Nigerian Army. Oga Apere you will greatly missed. Rest in peace my beloved senior officer.
Posted by Haruna Elemosho on October 7, 2021
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. Share community will surely miss you. May Almighty God comfort your family and grant you eternal rest.
Posted by Sola Adebayo on October 7, 2021
Your departure has continued to be a dream and rude shock. Words are insufficient to express my grief and wonders how your family feel now. You are such a beautiful personality that will remain in my heart always. You are surely missed but I give in to the Almighty God decision to call you home, please rest on at His bosom. We shall meet by God's Grace at His feet to part no more. May Almighty God in His infinite Mercy grant your wife and the children the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and may He be with them always, in Jesus Christ Mighty Name Amen.
Posted by Mariam Musa Ahmed on October 7, 2021
I write with a very heavy heart.......
Words cannot express how much you are missed Sir...
I pray the Almighty forgives all your shortcomings and grant you eternal rest..Amen.
Posted by Akeem Ashiyanbi on October 7, 2021
If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home.
God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”
Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last
And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.
---May Almighty God grant you peace dear brother.
Posted by Lateef Salami on October 7, 2021
We have sincerely and untimely missed you Sir, Brig. Gen. C.A. Apere. Death snatched you from us when you are mostly needed. But who are we to question Him(God), we believe this is your own appointed time to exit this sinful world and we've accepted our fate.
May your gentle and humble soul rest in perfect peace Sir.
Posted by Goke Adetuyi on October 7, 2021
Oga Sir, I once had the privilege to serve under you, having heard so much about you before then.  You were courageous, selfless, full of great ideas and highly knowledgeable, yet considerate and humble. The news of your death was a rude shock to me and my family but we cannot question God. May your gentle soul continue to rest with the Lord. We will surely miss you. Good night Sir!
Posted by Kayode Ilori on October 7, 2021
Lover of God and his creatures, a very commited general that fought for his country(Nigeria) and the world at large. Continue to rest at the right hand of the Almighty God. We love you but God loves you most. Good night Sir.
Posted by Rufai Olatunde on October 7, 2021
Tribute to an amiable in-law
Had opportunity of meeting you during Baba's burial ceremonies. Your calmness throughout the programmes didn't in anyway reflected the power you willed as a top military man.
Your humility was massive. Your memories will forever remain with us. Pray God to blissfully rest your beautiful soul.
Rest on the General. The Apere family, home and abroad and all that are connected to the family in one way or another will definitely miss you, Share and Babanloma communities will surely miss an illustrious son, Kwara will forever miss you and by extension Nigeria has once again lost a dependable General and one of defenders of her territories.
Once again, I say a-tear-ladden Good night to a very dear brother.
Posted by Nurudeen Azeez on October 7, 2021
Gen Apere, you came and contributed your quota. The time you spent with us seem so little. But the legacy you left behind speaks for itself. Sleep well in the bosom of your creator. May your gentle soul rest in piece.
Posted by Chidi Ukoha on October 7, 2021
Adieu sir May your footprints in the sands of time remain an indelible memorial for generations to come so that as many as were not privileged to cross paths with you on this side of eternity will not miss out of the blessing you were to humanity. Your memory will forever be cherished. RIPP sir.
Posted by Oluwaseun Olatunde on October 6, 2021
It's so painful that those that give us awesome memories have now become the memory. You will always be in our hearts. Adieu, gallant soldier.
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Posted by Muyiwa Oguntoyinbo on November 16, 2021
Our beloved ‘General’, the memory of our last meeting will stay with me for the rest of time. You were indeed an officer and a gentleman, and this sudden departure has left us speechless. You were that epitome of a gentle and quiet spirit. While this is tough for us to accept, we find peace in the truth that we shall meet again. Until then, Sarah and your beloved children will remain under the shadow of the Almighty




Posted by Oluromade Olusa on October 29, 2021
Devastating news! Dear brother you are sorely missed. The sweet memories you have left in the minds of many serve as a standard for us to follow. Rest on in strength and peace.
Posted by Achenyo Abutu on October 20, 2021
Gone too soon!
It was a privilege to have met you whenever you came over to Ireland to visit your beautiful family.
While many here may know you as a soldier, I know you as my dearest friend’s husband, a man who would move heaven and earth for his family, a father who believed in his children and do anything for them
May God grant your family the fortitude to bare this loss.
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LIFE AND TIME OF GENERAL CLEMENT ADEDAYO APERE

LIFE AND TIME OF GENERAL CLEMENT ADEDAYO APERE
Brig Gen Clement Adedayo Apere was born on 12 March 1967 in Tarkwa, Ghana. He hails from Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. He attended Bishop Phillips’ Academy Ibadan for his secondary education and started his military career in September 1986 at the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna as a member of the 38 Regular Combatant Course and was commissioned in September 1991 into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps. 
Gen Apere attended all relevant career courses commensurate with his rank in the Nigerian Army.  
A few of them are: 
Young Officers’ Course Infantry, Airborne Course, Company Amphibious Operations Course and Special Warfare Course. Others are; Junior Staff Course, Senior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College,  Jaji- Kaduna and Quetta Pakistan, he also had his Strategic Course at the National Defence College Abuja.
The senior officer’s career spanned across command, operational and instructional appointments.  Notably, he was Platoon Commander 29 Infantry Battalion Nguru Yobe State, Company Commander and Commanding Officer 149 Battalion Ojo Lagos State, Instructor Nigerian Army Amphibious School Calabar, Senior Instructor Special Warfare Wing Nigerian Army School of Infantry jaji Kaduna State, Directing Staff Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji Kaduna State, Chief of Staff Nigerian Army Directorate of Automated Data Processing Bonny Camp Lagos, Deputy Director Combined Services Doctrine, Training and Doctrine Command Minna Niger State, Chief of Staff 82 Division Nigerian Army Enugu State and Commander 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Yadi. Gen Apere was the Pioneer Commander 707 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi Benue State, Commandant Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni-Yadi Yobe State and he was a Deputy Director at Defence Space Administration Abuja before his last appointment as Force Commander Operation Whirl Stroke.
The Senior Officer served in several units and formations; notable among them are: 29 Motorised Battalion, 149 Battalion, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Nigerian Army Amphibious School, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army and Defence Space Administration.
During the course of his career, Gen Apere bagged several honours and awards.  These include the Forces Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Distinguished Service Star, Passed Staff Course Dagger, Fellow Defence College, Command Medal and Field Command Medal. 
The senior officer was a veteran in operations having participated in several operations both within and outside the country.  These include United Nations Protective Force in the Old Yugaslavia, ECOWAS Monitoring Group in Sierra Leone, United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone, Operation Harmony in  Bakassi Peninsula, United Nations Mission in Liberia, Department of Peacekeeping Operations at United Nations Headquarters in New York and Operation Lafiya Dole.  It is worthy to state that while he was at the UN Headquarters in New York, he was responsible for all United Nations peacekeeping missions in Asia, Middle East and Western Sahara.
The erudite General Apere had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Masters of Science Degree in Art and Science of Warfare from the University of Baluchistan Pakistan, Masters in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan, Masters of Science Degree in Mathematics and Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
The senior officer had several academic publications to his credit.  He has published Series of Peer-Reviewed Papers in Several International Journals Focusing on the Flow of Electrically Conducting Fluid in the Presence of Magnetic Field.
The senior officer was happily married to Mrs Sarah Iquo Apere and the union was blessed with four children-Chesna Ademi Apere, Chemdiya Ayomi Apere, Chevonn Aanumi Apere and Clement Adedayo Apere II.
He is also survived by his brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, nephews and nieces.
The General, popularly known among his peers as APĘRĘ IGBAGBO, ADEDAYO OMO BABA PASTOR enjoyed Photographing Nature, Listening to Classical Music and Computer Troubleshooting.
General Clement Adedayo Apere will be fondly remembered for his hard work, uncommon Intelligence, valour, erudition and being forthright. A great Warrior who was never afraid of taking calculated risks for the love of the Nation. 
"Great men never die, for the good works and good names they make will remain till eternity"
Adieu, GREAT GENERAL. Forever in our hearts, till we meet to part no more.
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TRIBUTE TO A SPECIAL VALUED FRIEND GENERAL APERE

Shared by Arunsi Osim on December 1, 2021



I first met Brigadier General Clement Apere about 20 years ago when he came to Ireland to see the wife and their new-born daughter. The nature of my work for God as a church Pastor, afforded me the privilege to meet various kinds of human beings. I saw in General Apere, a rare gem, the best soldier with humility, honesty, reliable and genuine love for his wife and children.

My relationship with General Apere developed greatly because of the above and his love for God as a Christian. His military career did not stop him from reading PHD in Mathematics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

It was one of the greatest shocks of my life to hear the sudden passage to glory of my friend and brother. I find it very hard to believe that you are gone so soon, words cannot describe my feelings, my heart is broken with this great lost. I remember my last discussion with you in September this year, all was well with you then, but my Friend you left uninformed. The vacuum you left is very had to fill my dear general.

My only consolation about your passing is found in the word of God,

(1st Thess 4: 13-14 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him)

Although we are meant to believe that you are gone, but not forgotten. Good Night my general.

Pastor Okechukwu A. Osim





Shared by Aderemi Allibalogun on October 7, 2021
The World made us believe you left us. But we take solace in the beautiful memories you left behind. You came, you prepared to give your best service to the Nation. But God knows best. Rest on  APERE IGBAGBO.  You will ever remain fresh in our memories.
Shared by Aderemi Allibalogun on October 7, 2021
The World made us believe you left us. But we take solace in the beautiful memories you left behind. You came, you prepared to give your best service to the Nation. But God knows best. Rest on  APERE IGBAGBO.  You will ever remain fresh in our memories.