Buhari Mourns Gombe ex-governor, Abubakar Hashidu

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent condolences to the government and people of Gombe State over the passing away of a former governor, Alhaji Hashidu Habu Abubakar, on Friday.

President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, joined family members, friends, professional and political associates of the former governor in mourning, “while underscoring that the country will sorely miss the wise counsels of the revered politician who also served variously as Minister of Water Resources and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.”

“The President believes the wealth of experience and innovative thinking that Alhaji Abubakar brought to the many interventions to buoy the Nigerian economy remains commendable and will always be appreciated by posterity,” the statement read in part.

President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will grant the soul of the former governor eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind.