Buhari eulogises late Kaduna military administrator

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari addresses a Franco-Nigerian business forum at French employer association Medef’s headquarters in Paris on September 15, 2015. PHOTO: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has described the late Military Administrator of Kaduna State and Chairman of Freedom Radio Kano, retired Air Vice Marshal Mukhtari Mohammed, as “one of the finest, most principled, patriotic and loyal military officers he had ever known and respected.

A statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, quoted the president as saying: “AVM Mohammed was so passionately committed to his principles and beliefs that he had to leave his military career earlier than expected on account of those principles.

“Very few Nigerians are ready to lose their jobs or offices on account of their beliefs, but the late Mohammed was an exception to this ugly reality of Nigeria, a society where public office holders respect power more than principles.”

President Buhari also described the late Chairman of the Freedom Radio Kano as a fountain of inspiration who loved the progress of Nigeria at all times.

The President also recalled the significant role played by the late Air Force Officer in the realization of his people for the creation of the present Jigawa State.


He extended his condolences to the government, the family and people of Jigawa and Kano States over the loss of this illustrious public figure. He prayed to Allah to forgive his gentle soul.

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