By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sadness over the death of Alhaji Inuwa Dutse, a former Commissioner of Agriculture in the Old Kano State during the administration of the late Audu Bako.
In a condolence statement issued in Abuja on his behalf by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari recalled Inuwa’s active and remarkable role in laying the foundation of Kano State agricultural development in those days.
According to Buhari, the late Inuwa Dutse was a consummate and dedicated public servant who had served his people selflessly, adding that the deceased was one of the finest civil servants of his generation.
The President said Inuwa’s passion for agriculture was worthy of emulation, recalling that, until his death, he was going to his farm everyday, despite his advanced age.
President Buhari also paid tribute to Inuwa Dutse’s immeasurable contributions towards the creation of the current Jigawa State out of the Old Kano State, a role for which he said, his people would forever remember him and extol his memory.
While praying to Allah to forgive the gentle soul of the deceased, Buhari extended his condolences to the government, the family and people of Jigawa over the death of such illustrious and dedicated elder statesman.
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