Why Buhari Wants Nigerians To Emulate Late Senator Bukar
Again Nigeria has lost one of its lawmakers few weeks after another was buried.
Senator Mustapha Bukar, who is from President Muhammadu Buhari's state, is dead.
He was representing Katsina North constituency, which President Buhari also belongs, before his death in the early hours of Wednesday at Nizamiye hospital in Abuja.
The president, who seems to know the man so well, wants Nigerians to emulate his character and loyalty.
He says he was a rare and hardworking Nigerian.
The President also commiserated with the government and people of Katsina State and the National Assembly on the passing of Senator Bukar.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, Buhari described the Senator's death as a “great loss to Nigeria's democracy and the engineering profession".
The President said that as a young engineer the deceased used his ingenuity to proffer a lasting solution to the perennial water crisis in Katsina.
“Senator Bukar was so dedicated to his responsibilities and hardworking that he got an appointment with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, where he also demonstrated the same dedication and passion for service,’’ the President said.
On how he felt about the Senator's death, the President said: "I am always touched by the death of dedicated and creative public servants like Senator Bukar.
"We should emulate such rare and hardworking Nigerians for the progress of our country".