- Ibrahim Idris, a prominent staff of the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, has died
- Idris who was Sirikia's Chief of Staff died on the night of Sunday, February 14
- The Federal Ministry of Aviation announced Idris' death on Monday morning, February 15, while the minister has also reacted
The minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, lost his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Idris on Sunday night, February 14.
The sad development was announced on Monday morning, February 15, via a Twitter post by the Ministry of Aviation.
The ministry tweeted:
“Innalillahi Wa inna ilahi Rajuun, with total submission to the will of Allah, we announce the death of Dr. Ibrahim Idris Chief of Staff to the Hon. Minister Hadi Sirika last night.
“A hardworking, godly and simple (man). May Allah forgive him and grant him the highest rank in Jannah.”
Aviation minister reacts
Sirika, the aviation minister, has also reacted to his chief of staff's death via Twitter.
He described the deceased as an honest and trustworthy man who "lived to define how best to relate with people & serve Allah without show".
The tweet reads:
"Dr Ibrahim Idris (aka Alhaji Dr), honest, trustworthy, simple, warm & Godly. You lived to define how best to relate with people & serve Allah without show. May Allah the Merciful grant you Firdaus & grant us same when we come. We are all on the same journey, Sai mun zo Wali"
In a related report, a prominent northern leader and the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashar Aminu has died.
Aminu who was one of the top contenders for the Zazzau throne died in Lagos state.
Prior to his death, he had instituted a court action seeking the removal of the 19th emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is shocked over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar.
The deceased was the younger brother of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.
A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Buhari conveyed his feelings in a condolence message to the Sultan on Friday, January 15.
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