- The former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Farida Waziri has lost her husband
- Adamu Waziri died on Monday, April 17
- Late Waziri also served as a senator at the sixth National Assembly
- President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of the late senator
The former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Farida Waziri has lost her husband.
Adamu Waziri who served as Nigeria's former ambassador to Turkey died on Monday, April 17.
NAIJ.com gathered that late Waziri also served as a senator at the sixth National Assembly.
Condoling with Waziri's family, President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement signed by his spokesperson Femi Adesina said the late senator worked assiduously to improve the conditions of the people of his community and Nigeria as a whole.
He said: "President Buhari joins the diplomatic corps and the National Assembly in mourning the demise of the former diplomat and lawmaker, who worked assiduously to improve the conditions of his community and the country."
Adesina added that President Buhari extols the humanity, integrity and purposefulness that late Waziri brought to all his responsibilities especially in improving Nigeria's relations with Turkey.
"President Buhari believes that Waziri’s wise counsels, insight and forthrightness would be sorely missed by his community and the entire country. He sympathizes with his wife, former EFCC boss, Farida Waziri, the children, and the government and people of Gombe State.
The president prays that the almighty God will receive the soul of the departed and grant his loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss," Adesina said.
Recall that the former EFCC boss and the late senator had lost one of their daughters Sadaatu in January 2016. Sadaatu died in Abuja.
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