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AbdulGaniyu Abdul-Razaq buried in Ilorin

Remains of the elder statesman Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN have been interred at his Idi-Igba family house in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, in accordance with Islamic traditions.

The janaazah (prayer) was led by the Chief Imam of Ilorin Sheikh Muhammad Bashir Solihu and attended by the Imam Imale Sheikh Abdullah AbdulHameed and other prominent traditional title holders and religious leaders from the Ilorin Emirate.

The prayer was attended by a delegation of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) led by its chairman and Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu who was accompanied by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni and his Niger State counterpart Abubakar Sani Bello.

A delegation of the House of Representatives led by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila witnessed arrival of remains of the elder statesman at the Ilorin International Airport.

Speaker Gbajabiamila was accompanied by Hon. Kashim Ibrahim Imam; Hon. James Faleke; and Hon. Babajimi Benson.

Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Yakubu Danladi Solihu led a delegation of the state lawmakers which comprised House leader Hon. Olawoyin Magaji.

Meanwhile, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has led a delegation of family members and government officials to the Emir of Ilorin Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari to condole with the royal father on the death of the statesman who was until his death the Mutawalli of Ilorin Emirate.

The Emir, on his part, extolled virtues of the elder statesman, whom he described as a national icon, saying, he led an exemplary life and prayed the Almighty Allah to keep his family on the path of goodness and grant him al-jannah Firdaus.

He prayed Allah to continue to guide and comfort the Governor, his siblings, and the matriarch of the family Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq.

Lawrence Afolabi

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