Mr Bali, a military general, was until his demise the Ponzhi Tarok in Plateau State. He filled in as the clergyman of guard and individual from the Supreme Military Council of 1984–1985.
He was likewise an individual from the Armed Forces Ruling Council of 1985–1990.
He joined the Nigerian Army in 1961 and he is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurs.
President Muhammadu Buhari through his representative, Garba Shehu, in a proclamation, said the president mourned with Esther Bali, spouse of the deceased and other relatives of the family, on Friday.
The statement also reviewed how the late Mr Bali rose through the positions, with a recognized military vocation, accomplishing the pinnacle office of the Chief of Defense Staff.
It said Mr Buhari accepted that the records of fortitude and enthusiasm of Mr Bali would keep on motivating youthful military officials, while the establishment he laid in all the orders he headed would consistently be recalled.
The president also constituted a delegation led by the Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi, to visit the group of the late Mr Bali, and mourn with the public authority and individuals of the state over the misfortune, it added.
Lead representative Simon Lalong of Plateau State, by means of an assertion by his Director of Press and Public, Makut Macham, said the death of the Mr Bali, is an extraordinary misfortune to the nation considering the way that he was one of the profoundly finished officials who served the country commendably in different limits and demonstrated his value.
He stated, “Gen. Bali was engaged and focused on the harmony and progress of Nigeria and Plateau State specifically where he contributed monstrously to tending to the security challenges in the State, continually conveying his abundance of information and exhorting different organizations. In fact, Plateau State has lost a symbol.”
He additionally said that Mr Bali, who addressed the call or his kin to fill in as the Ponzhi Tarok, numerous years after his retirement from the military, shown such a great amount of interest in the government assistance of the Taroh country and put forth a valiant effort to extend and ensure their inclinations.