Buhari’s Official Driver, Sa’idu Afaka Dies

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The Official driver to the Nigerian President, Sa’idu Afaka is dead, Njenje Media News reports.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, Asaka died after a protracted illness. The statement commiseraterd with the government and people of Kaduna State over the demise of the Master Warrant Officer.

Read the full statement below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDOLES WITH FAMILY OF AFAKA, HIS OFFICIAL DRIVER

President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.

President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable, and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.

The President recalls that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.

President Buhari prays Almighty Allah to ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’ committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President(Media & Publicity)April 6, 2021

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