Buhari, ACF, others mourn Sule Katangum, Gidado Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commiserated with the family of the late elder statesman, Sule Katangum.

In a condolence letter to his son, Audu Sule Katagum, he expressed shock at the death of the Wazirin Katagum, who died on Sunday night at the age of 96.

Buhari described the passing on of the revered traditional ruler as a great loss to the nation.

He wrote: ‘’I have known him and followed his illustrious career, which spanned the First and Second Republics. His leadership of the Federal Public Service Commission, which was the longest and most eventful, had been with great distinction and uncommon grace.’’

A statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president also paid tribute to Katagum’s numerous contributions to the country and the people of Katagum.

He noted that as a public servant and traditional ruler, he led with ‘’distinction, competence and exemplary integrity.

‘’There is no doubt that Nigeria, especially the North and Katagum Emirate, have lost a great and irreplaceable son. May his soul rest in perfect peace,’’ he added.

Also, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) also yesterday mourned the late elder statesman.

A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, said the late Waziri Katangum was a quintessential civil servant, an embodiment of hard work and diligence service.

In a similar development, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori has condoled with the family of the late former clerk of the National Assembly, Gidado Idris.

Idris, also a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) died on Friday night in Abuja at the age of 82.

A statement by the Secretary, Research and Information Directorate of the National Assembly, Dibal Adamu, described the late SGF as “a man who set the pace both in the public sector and the legislature.”

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