Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed sadness over the death of Kaduna-based businessman and chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi.
In a statement issued to the Nigerian Tribune and signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker commiserated with the Chanchangi family, relatives, friends and associates over the death of the renowned business mogul.
The speaker who described the late Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi as a great philanthropist, community leader and businessman whose legacy of charity and humanitarian service to the people endeared him to everyone across all divides.
According to Dogara, “death is a necessary end that must come when it shall. We are however, consoled that Late Alhaji Chanchangi contributed positively to the development of the society during his lifetime. He left an indelible footprint on the sand of time and a legacy of philanthropy, community development and service to the society and the nation.”
Dogara admonished the children and grandchildren he left behind to emulate the virtues of honesty and hard work which their late father and grandfather represented.
“On behalf of the leadership and the entire members of the House, I sincerely extend our heartfelt condolences to our colleague, Hon. Rufa’i and the entire Chanchangis. May God grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the Speaker concluded.
The late business mogul passed away on in a private hospital in Abuja after a protracted illness on Wednesday and he has since been buried in Kaduna around 1pm according to Islamic injunctions.