Nigerian Governors Mourn Buratai
So, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has lost his father and Nigerian governors are mourning with him.
Governor Abdulazeez Yari, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF who led a delegation to observe a prayer session for the repose of the soul of the deceased, described the death as a great loss to all Nigerians.
Yari said he came along with Governor Aminu Tambwal of Sokoto to Borno on the instance of the Nigerian governors who did not make it due to poor weather conditions in their respective states.
“We are supposed to be here with the Governors of Kebbi, Edo and Imo but they did not make it. On behalf of the Nigerian Governors Forum, we pray that Allah grant him the highest place in heaven,” he said.
“All souls shall taste death, we are also going to fill that vacuum someday. We pray for mercy and blessings from Almighty Allah. May Allah guide our ways in this world and the hereafter,” Yari prayed.
In his remarks, Governor Kashim Shettima, commended them for the visit.
“Rest assured that this visit will be cherished by the people and government of Borno state and by the family of Alhaji Yusuf Burutai,” Shettima said.
Buratai, a World War II veteran died at the age of 106 on Friday in Maiduguri.
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