Monguno, Shinkafi: Nige­ria has lost hon­est voices - OBJ

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Omirin Olatunji (Maiduguri) & Abubakar Auwal (Sokoto)

Former Pres­i­dent Oluse­gun Obasanjo yes­ter­day con­doled former Pres­i­dent Shehu Sha­gari, Sul­tan of Sokoto and Gov­er­nor Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal over the death of late Umaru Shinkafi.

De­scrib­ing the de­ceased as a com­mit­ted na­tion­al­ist who worked tire­lessly for the unity and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try, Obasanjo said Shinkafi’s death, and that of Maiduguri-based el­der states­man, Shat­tima Ali Monguno, have robbed the coun­try of hon­est voices who still had a lot to of­fer the na­tion.

He said al­though peo­ple can­not ques­tion the work of God, present lead­ers should em­u­late both Shinkafi and Monguno in their deal­ings with other Nige­ri­ans.

Gov­er­nor Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal thanked Obasanjo for the visit, and prayed God to re­ward him ac­cord­ingly.

On his Sul­tan Muham­mad Sa’ad com­mended Obasanjo for his ges­ture of friendship, adding that Shinkafi lived a wor­thy life of ser­vice to his coun­try.

And in Maiduguri, Obasanjo de­scribed late Shet­tima Ali Monguno as epit­ome of gen­til­ity who lives his life for his fam­ily, peo­ple and coun­try. part,

Chief Obasanjo who was re­ceived by Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima at the Maiduguri In­ter­na­tional Air­port at the week­end, con­dole the Shehu of Borno and the de­ceased’s fam­ily over the death of the late Min­is­ter of Pe­tro­leum, Shet­tima Ali Monguno.

Obasanjo said, of Monguno, “He was nei­ther parochial nor nepo­tis­tic, our con­so­la­tion is that he lived his life for his fam­ily, his peo­ple and his coun­try and our prayer is may his gen­tle soul be with Al­lah.”

Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima thanked the former pres­i­dent for com­ing to con­dole the fam­ily and the peo­ple of the Borno.

Photo: Omirin Olatunji

From right: Borno State Gov­er­nor Kashim Shet­tima, former Pres­i­dent Oluse­gun Obasanjo, Sec­re­tary of Borno State El­ders Fo­rum Bu­lama Mali Gu­bio with fam­ily mem­bers of Late Shet­tima Ali Monguno dur­ing Obasanjo's con­do­lence visit in Maiduguri at week­end.

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