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Buhari Mourns Ex-Presidential Aspirant, Umaru Shinkafi

Posted: Jul 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto State on the demise of a former presidential aspirant, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.

Buhari in a condolence message, on Wednesday, in Abuja, described the deceased politician, administrator and technocrat, as an expert whose contributions to the development of the security architecture of Nigeria remains indelible.

He noted that his commitment to duty enabled others who preceded him to carry on effectively.

A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, recalled the days when the former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs and boss of the National Security Organisation (NSO) held sway as a public servant.

Buhari said the roles played by the frontline politician led to the eventual return and enthronement of democracy in Nigeria.

He enjoined family members, friends and associates of the departed community leader who held the Marafan Sokoto traditional title to take solace in the fact that the late Umaru Shinkafi played the parts assigned to him diligently , conscientiously and patriotically, urging them to emulate the good virtues that he left behind.

He also prayed that Almighty Allah grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.