Breaking: Sad day for Nigerian presidency as Buhari's official driver dies

Breaking: Sad day for Nigerian presidency as Buhari's official driver dies

- A personal aide of President Buhari, Sa’idu Afaka, is dead

- Until his death on Tuesday, April 6, Afaka was the president's official driver

- Garba Shehu, one of Buhari's media aides, reported that the late officer battled with a prolonged illness before he finally passed on

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President Muhammadu Buhari's official driver, Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, passed on on Tuesday, April 6.

Afaka's death which happened at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness was disclosed by a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu.

Shehu said President Buhari in a condolence message commiserated with the government and people of Kaduna, describing the late Afaka as an honest, capable, and reliable person who handled his job with utmost responsibility.

Breaking: Sad day for Nigerian presidency as Buhari's official driver dies
Afaka died on Tuesday, April 6, in Abuja following a prolonged and terminal sickness (Photo: @MBuhari, Garba Shehu)
Source: Facebook

The Nigerian leader went down memory lane to 2016 when the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Arabian government.

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President Buhari also prayed Almighty Allah to ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’ and handed over the bereaved family to divine comfort.

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Meanwhile, Suleiman Aliyu, a member of the House of Reps representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna state had been reporetd died.

The lawmaker passed on after a brief illness at Barau Dikko Hospital, Kaduna, in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6. The newspaper stated that Aliyu's colleague, Mukhtar Ahmed representing Kaduna South Federal Constituency, confirmed the death.

His death brings to six the number of House of Reps members that have died since December 2019. gathered that Aliyu had recently won his case at the Court of Appeal which reinstated him as both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019, House of Representatives election for Lere Federal Constituency.


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