Press Release: Saraki Mourns Gidado, Says We Have Lost an Elder Statesman

Press Release

December 16, 2017

Saraki Mourns Gidado, Says We Have Lost an Elder Statesman

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Gidado Idris, who passed away on Friday night.

Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said with the death of Alhaji Gidado Idris, Nigeria has lost an Elder Statesman and a bridge builder.

Saraki said, “Nigeria has lost a highly principled bridge builder who cultivated a high degree of friendship from the lowest to the highest across the country.

“His life and service embodied the best and the most challenging chapters of our nation’s historical development, where he served with total dedication and distinction.

“He will be sorely missed as a humble, yet passionate patriot, particularly at a time when his breed are thin on the ground.”

While commiserating with the immediate family, Zaria Emirate Council, people and government of Kaduna State, Saraki prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and asked Almighty Allah (SWA) to grant him Ajannah Firdaus.

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Yusuph Olaniyonu
Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, to the President of the Senate

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