The Chief Executive officer of Max Air, Alhaji Bashir Mangal, is dead. He died in the early hours of today, December 23 in Abuja after a brief illness.
His death was announced today in a statement issued by the the media consultant to the airline.
The statement read in part: “Inna lillahi wa inna Ilaihi rajiun. This is to announce the death of our beloved brother Alhaji Bashir Barau Mangal Vice Chairman/ CEO Max Air in the early hours of today Friday 23rd December 2022.
“May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus.”
In a tribute, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar said he was saddened by the death of the CEO of the aviation company.
In the tribute posted on his Facebook page, Atiku said: “I am saddened to hear of the death of Bashir Barau Mangal, the Vice Chairman and CEO of Max Air.
“I knew Bashir as a man with a high entrepreneurial spirit, having come from a renowned Bangal family of Katsina, who are well known for their diligence in business and patriotism in nation-building.
“He distinguished himself in the aviation industry by maintaining standards that ensured comfort to the flying public and, by extension, was known to have brought smiles to those around him.
“On behalf of my family and my team, I offer my condolences to the Mangal family and pray for Almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal rest.”