Former FCT Minister, Nasir El-Rufai loses son in auto crash

Hamza El-Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday lost one of his sons, Hamza El-Rufai, in a fatal motor accident in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

“From Allah we came and to Him we shall return. Please join our family in praying for the repose of the soul of my son Hamza El-Rufai who died this morning in a motor accident in Abuja,” the former minister announced on his Facebook page this morning.

Details of the incident are still sketchy at this time.

Hamza attended the University of Virginia and the United World College of the Atlantic, according to information on his Facebook page. His age as well as the course he studied are unknown at this time.

The former minister had on November 26,2011 lost his eldest daughter, Yasmine, who suddenly passed away in her London apartment.

The 25-year-old was said to have suffered neurological attack while leaving her bathroom and was unable to reach her medicine on time.

The late Yasmine had a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Bath, UK and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

She also had a law degree from the University of London.


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