- President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, December 6, expressed empathy over the death of a former minister, Bunu Musa
- The Nigerian leader in a statement remembered the former ambassador to France who contributed to the development of the country
- In his condolence message, Buhari also asked God to comfort all those mourning the death of Musa
Buhari in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said the former minister contributed to the development of the country and his community by taking up many responsibilities.
Part of the statement shared on Facebook read:
"President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with Government and people of Borno State over the passing of former Minister of Mines, Power and Steel, Alhaji Bunu Sherif Musa, sharing the grief of family members over the loss."
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While offering prayers to God, asking that the soul of the deceased be granted repose, Buhari also prayed that all who mourn the departed activist be comforted.
He served in different ministries
Bunu before his death served in various leadership capacities. He was an administrator and engineer who served as a federal minister of mines, power and steel during the military regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
From 1985, he was the minister of industries, then headed the ministry of aviation, water resources as well as employment, labour and prodctivity in 1989, 1990 respectively.
The deceased also served as the Nigerian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France in 1998.
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Gubio who described Musa as a good man said the people of Borno and the entire Nigerians are deeply pained by his departure.
He also said that Musa would be dearly missed by his family, friends and many associates across the breadth of the globe.