- President Buhari has reacted to the death of former governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Abubakar Hashidu
- The president prayed that the almighty God would grant the soul of the former governor eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind
- He said the wealth of experience and innovative thinking that the deceased brought to the Nigerian economy remains commendable
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Gombe state over the passing away of a former governor, Alhaji Abubakar Hashidu, on Friday, July 27.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday.
The president joined family members, friends, professional and political associates of the former governor in mourning, while underscoring that the country would sorely miss the wise counsels of the revered politician.
According to the president, the wealth of experience and innovative thinking that the deceased brought to the many interventions to buoy the Nigerian economy remains commendable and will always be appreciated by posterity.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God would grant the soul of the former governor eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind.
Late Hashidu, the first civilian governor of Gombe state from May 1999 to May 2003, elected under the platform of the defunct All Peoples’ Party (APP) passed away on Friday at the age of 74.
The All Peoples’ Party later changed its name to All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
Hashidu had also served variously as Minister of Water Resources and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development under the regime of defunct President Ibrahim Babangida.
He left behind one wife, eight children and 15 grandchildren.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari condoled with the family of Alhaji Sale Hassan, who was until his death, an elder of the APC in Plateau.
The President, in a condolence message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Friday, July 13, described the deceased as “a tireless campaigner for peace in Plateau and the country.
He noted that the late veteran politician and community leader had remained energetic until his final days, adding that his legacy would remain with the nation for a long time.
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