Governors’ Forum condoles with Saraki over father’s death

Late Olusola Saraki

The governors have some kind words for late Olusola Saraki

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, has condoled with its former chairman and serving senator, Bukola Saraki, over the death of his father, Olusola Saraki.

In a statement by the Forum’s chairman and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, the governors also commiserated with “the entire Saraki family, the government and people of Kwara State, and the Nigerian Senate”.

The Forum said it is unfortunate that Mr. Saraki passed on “at a time our country needed his invaluable service most”.

Mr. Amaechi described the deceased  as “a man of uncommon humility, a nationally acclaimed philanthropist and a political icon.”

He described the death as a shock and a monumental loss to the nation.

Mr. Amaechi said the forum takes solace “in the fact that he (Mr. Saraki) lived and died well. He dedicated his life to serving the poor and powerless.”

“He touched many lives, and taught lessons on communal living and the service of one’s community,” he said.

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