President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the Ayida family, the government and people of Delta State on the transition of their patriarch, distinguished son and elder statesman, Mr Allison Akene Ayida.
As the remains of the former federal permanent secretary, political economist and board-room guru are interred, the President recalls Ayida’s decades of public service to his fatherland, urging younger Nigerians and public servants to emulate his uncommon patriotism.
According to President Buhari, “Nigeria will surely miss his wide experience in public and private services. We need people like him and his colleagues, the celebrated super permanent secretaries, who exhibited remarkable commitment to the progress and unity of the country.”
The President prays that Almighty God will comfort the family, close associates and admirers of the fifth Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and grant the soul of the octogenarian eternal rest.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
November 9, 2018