APC Chairman Buni, Niger, Kebbi Governors, others mourn Kwara Governor’s father

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Late AbdulGaniyu AbdulRazaq (SAN)

His Excellency Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the All People’s Congress (APC) has commiserated with Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara State over the death of his father and elder statesman, AbdulGaniyu Abdul-Razaq (SAN), who died at 93.

Governor Buni, was at the burial of the SAN together with Governors Abubakar Sani Bello and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Niger and Kebbi States respectively.

In a statement released to the Press by Mamman Mohammed, his Media and Publicity Director General, Buni said that the death the elder statesman, who was the first lawyer from Northern Nigeria and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is a great loss not only to the people of Kwara State but to the entire region and the nation at large.

“We are saddened by the passing of this great man who brought pride and dignity to his family, the Northern region and Nigeria through many responsibilities he handled during his lifetime.

While praying for the repose of the soul of the late statesman, the APC Chairman said he had paid his dues by serving Nigeria and humanity as a former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Ivory Coast, member of the Northern House of Assembly and Minister of State for Transport, among others.

The statement further said Buni called on his wife Hajia Raliat, children and grandchildren to accept his death as the will of God and remain proud of him as a pacesetter became a mentor and role model to many in his profession through personal conduct and as Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers and a Senior Advocate.

Born in 1927, the first Northern Nigerian lawyer, Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria) died in Abuja at about 2 am on Saturday.

He is survived by his 90-year-old wife, Hajia Raliat Abdulrazaq, many children, including Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and grandchildren.

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