From Esther Akaa, Lafia
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Nasarawa State over the death of their son, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart and former Military Governor of Kwara State, Brigadier-General Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki (Rtd).
In a statement issued on Saturday by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba, recalled the distinguished career and contributions to national development of the one-time Director of Military Intelligence (DMI), Minister of Communications, Social Development, Youth and Sports.
The statement urged all those mourning Gen. Aboki to take consolation in the knowledge that he served his country and community admirably.
“As the body of Gen. Aboki goes home today, the President prays that God will comfort the family and all those mourning the late military officer and seasoned politician, and grant his amiable and gentle soul Paradise,” the statement said.
Similarly, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has expressed saddeness over the death of the state’s illustrious son, Gen. Aboki (Rtd) whose death was announced on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Governor Sule in a condolence message issued on Saturday and signed by him, said the death of Gen. Aboki has robbed the state and the nation of a fine gentleman, an astute businessman and seasoned politician who served his fatherland with undeniable patriotism.
He said the late Aboki’s exploits in the military as Director of Military Intelligence, GOC 1 Div and Minister of Communications, Social Development, Youths and Sports and also military administrator of the then Kwara State amongst others abound.
“In the political sphere, General Aboki rose to become the interim Zonal
Vice Chairman, North Central of the All Progressives Congress, APC and also a member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling party.
“His contributions to party politics, the victories of the CPC and APC and his country wide immense stabilising influence will be greatly missed.
“We duly note his many input to the deliberations of the Nasarawa Investment and Economic Advisory Council of which he was a member.
“I shall sorely miss our personal relationship and the General’s stream of advice towards the peace and development of Nasarawa state,” Gov. Sule said.
The deceased, until his death held the traditional title of Ajiyan of Keffi Emirate and has been buried according to Islamic rites.