President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Government and people of Kano State following the demise of two prominent citizens, a retired forestry superintendent, Alhaji Mahmud Ismail Gaya, the father of Honorable Abdullahi Mahmud, Chairman of House Committee on Petroleum Downstream, and Dr. Habibu Mohamned Gwarzo a teacher, prominent scholar and businessman.
President Buhari described Habibu Gwarzo as “a successful businessman and community leader who identified himself with the aspirations and progress of his people. The late Alhaji Habibu Gwarzo did not only distinguish himself as a successful businessman, but was also a remarkable scholar.”
He said “a combination of these two virtues is an impressive and enviable record worthy of emulation.”
The President Buhari also said the contribution of Alhaji Gaya to the glorious days of forest conservation and development in the country will not be forgotten.
The President prayed to God to forgive the deceased persons and grant them “paradise for their good deeds during their remarkable lives on earth.”
On behalf of his family and the nation, President Buhari also expressed condolences to the bereaved families and the Kano Emirate. Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
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