- The father of governor Abdul-Razaq of Kwara state, Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq, is dead
- Abdul-Razaq died in the early hour of Saturday, July 25
- The deceased was the first lawyer from the northern parts of the country
The first lawyer from the northern parts of the country and father of Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq is dead.
Legit.ng reports that Abdul-Razaq, popularly known as AGF, died in the early hours of Saturday, July 25, in Lagos.
He passed on less than four months to his 93rd birthday.
A statement issued Alimi Abdul-Razak on behalf of the family reads: “With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, the AbdulRazaqs of Ilorin Emirate of Kwara state hereby announces the passing of their patriarch and statesman Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) at the age of 93 in Abuja. He was born in 1927.
“The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria), who was chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2 am on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 (the 4th day of Dhul-Hijjah 1441 AH.)
“The first lawyer from the Northern Region is survived by his 90-year-old wife Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq, illustrious children (including incumbent Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq), and grandchildren. According to the statement, arrangements for his internment would be announced by the family shortly."
The deceased was Nigeria’s ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire and he was the first commissioner of finance for Kwara state after the state was created in 1967.
He was the president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2000 - 2003 and vice-president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 1983 - 2000
He is survived by his wife; Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq; Dr. Alimi Abdulrasaq, a former executive director of NNPC; Isiaka Abdulrasaq; Senator Khairat Gwadabe and a former First Lady of Kwara state, Hajiya Aishat Lawal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lost one of its top chieftains in Kaduna state, Alhaji Umar Gana.
It was reported that Gana, who served as the coordinator and member of the APC's campaign council during the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections respectively, died on Tuesday, July 21, after a protracted illness.
President Muhammadu Buhari reacted to Gana's death via a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
In the statement made available via his verified Twitter handle, Shehu said President Buhari condoled with Gana’s family, the APC, the government and people of Kaduna state.
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