Buhari hails Chanchangi as extraordinary philanthropist

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Chanchangi family on the death of Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, business mogul and one of Nigeria’s outstanding philanthropists.

A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, said Buhari also commiserated with the government and people of his home State, Taraba, and that of Kaduna, where he lived, on the demise of the notable entrepreneur, who devoted his wealth to the advancement of the welfare of others instead of pursuing conspicuous consumption in a society overwhelmed by poverty.

The President joined friends, well-wishers and the business community in mourning “the great man who passed-on at a time humanity needed his compassionate services most.”

The President paid tribute to “Chanchangi’s selfless commitment to humanitarian causes, demonstrated in his offering succour to those in need, sponsoring community enlightenment programmes and uplifting of people’s spiritual well-being.”

The statement expressed President Buhari’s belief that Chanchangi, who it said devoted his life to the service of God and humanity, will be long remembered for his resourcefulness, discipline and passion for hard work.

The President prayed that Almighty Allah bless the soul of the deceased and reward his good deeds with paradise.