By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joins the nation in mourning former presidential aspirant Bashir Othman Tofa, who passed on in the wee hours of Monday.
In an official statement credited to the presidential spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, the President paid glowing tributes to the deceased elder statesman.
In the words of the President, “[Tofa] was till the end, a patriot to the core. He envisaged a better Nigeria for all. We pray that this dream and collective aspiration and necessary commitment will not go with him, we owe to his memory and to the nation”.
The President also prayed to Allah to rest his soul and grant fortitude to the deceased family and friends, the Kano Emirate Council and the government and people of Kano State.
Garba Shehu also noted that the President had sent a delegation that comprised of the Ministers of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (Rtd) and Water Resources, Engineer Sulaiman Adamu with Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) Garba Shehu and the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris on a condolence visit to Kano State.