The demise of the first civilian governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Abubakar Saleh Michika on Saturday is being mourned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Sunday, Buhari has already sent condolence messages to the government and people of the state.
The president also went ahead to commiserate with the family, friends and professional colleagues of the astute administrator, political strategist and community developer, who worked variously with reputable international organisations before bringing his experience and skills to contribute to the development of Nigeria.
The President commended Alhaji Michika’s strong sense of patriotism and commitment to national development which prompted him to alter his career path from the private sector, and take up public office by contesting and winning the gubernatorial elections in 1992.
President Buhari submitted that the country will sorely miss the wise counsels, visionary leadership and disciplined lifestyle of the former Adamawa State governor.
The President, who has sent a Federal Government delegation led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha to commiserate with the family, prayed that the almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest, and comfort his family.
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