- President Buhari has sympathised with the family of Sam Momah who passed away on Wednesday, July 29
- The president said Momah played an important role in enhancing Nigeria’s educational system and also the military
- In his condolence message, the Nigerian leader prayed for Momah's soul to rest in peace
Tragedy struck once again as Nigeria lost a retired military major-general and former minister of science and technology, Maj. Gen. Sam Momah.
Mourning the late minister, President Muhammadu Buhari sent his heartfelt condolence to his family.
According to him, Momah lived a memorable life, serving the country and humanity with all his God-given gifts.
He added that the former administrator, engineer and officer distinguished himself in academics, and greatly improved the intellectual capacity of the military.
This was contained in a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, July 30.
The statement read in part: "President Buhari urges family members, friends and associates to find solace in the huge investments of Maj. Gen. Momah in people and institutions, which include the strategic roles he played in enhancing Nigeria’s educational system as director of National War College, member of the Governing Council of University of Jos, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and Fellow, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana."
The president recalled how the Momah served the army meritoriously, attracting many honours.
Buhari prayed the repose of the late minister's soul.
Legit.ng reported that Momah died on Wednesday, July 29, due to complicated diabetic issues. His death is not said to be Covid-19-related.
His death came a few days after he marked his 77th birthday on July 6.
Momah is survived by a wife, children and grandchildren.
In another report, Chief Ayo Fasanmi, leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, passed away at the age of 94 in his home in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.
The nonagenarian died on Wednesday, July 29, with his death confirmed by Tope Adebayo, Fasanmi's personal assistant, on Thursday morning, July 30.
He was a former senator of the Second Republic and a respected chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
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