Friday 13 October 2023

He’ll be sorely missed – Atiku reacts to Maitama Yusuf’s death

 The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the death of a former Interior Minister, Maitama Yusuf.

Atiku said Yusuf will be sorely missed by those he rendered service to and people of Jigawa State.

In a post on X, Atiku prayed that Allah would grant Maitama’s family eternal peace.

He wrote: “On behalf of my family, I express my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and associates of Alhaji Bello Maitama Yusuf, who passed away today.

“Alhaji Maitama Yusuf, the Sardauna of Dutse, acquitted himself creditably in public service as a minister in the Second Republic and a Senator from 1999-2007. 

“He will be sorely missed by those he had dutifully rendered service to, in particular, the people of Jigawa State. -AA”

The deceased was a former Minister of Commerce and Natural Resources under the Shehu Shagari/NPN government.

Maitama was also a former senator from 1999-2007.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Kano at 76 years old.

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