President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condoled with the government and people of Jigawa over former Governor of Kano State, retired Air Vice Marshal Hamza Abdullahi who died on Wednesday at the age of 74.
In a statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja, Buhari commiserated with family and friends of the deceased and Hadejia community.
The president said the sacrifices and good heartedness of the former governor would always be remembered, most remarkably in revitalizing the Expanded Programme of Immunization for women and children in Kano State.
He said that late Abdullahi, who also served the country as Minister of Works and Housing and Minister of Federal Capital Territory, had worked assiduously to ensure successful movement of the nation’s capital city from Lagos to Abuja.
He also said that the deceased, as a military officer, was disciplined, focused and fully committed to the unity and progress of Nigeria.
The president prayed that God would comfort his family and grant him eternal rest
He was reported to have died in Germany.
Innalillahi wa inna’ilahirraju’un
It is with sadness that we share the news that AVM. Hamza Abdullahi, yesterday died in Germany. We pray Almighty Allah forgive him, grant him maghfira, illuminated his grave, and enter him in to janna and may he forgive us when our time comes. pic.twitter.com/ImhSS2mi7Y
— Hadejia Emirate👑 (@Hadejia_Emirate) January 3, 2019