President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed a deep sense of loss of the death, today, Wednesday, of a Senator representing his Katsina North Senatorial zone, Mustapha Bukar. Senator Mustapha died in Abuja after a protracted period of illness.
In a condolence message to the government and people of Katsina State, as well as the National Assembly, President Buhari said that his death was a great loss to Nigeria’s democracy and the engineering profession.
The President said that the deceased distinguished himself as an engineer before vying for political office to serve his people even as he recalled that as a young engineer, the deceased used his ingenuity to proffer a lasting solution to the perennial water crisis in Katsina, working variously as a General Manager of the Water Board, Director of National Water Rehabilitation Project and Director, Water Supply at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
“Senator Bukar was so dedicated to his responsibilities and hardworking that he got an appointment with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, where he also demonstrated the same dedication and passion for service.’’
“I am always touched by the death of dedicated and creative public servants like Sen. Bukar. We should emulate such rare and hardworking Nigerians for the progress of our country.”
Also in a condolence message, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State expressed sadness over the death of Senator Mustapha Bukar, describing the death as a sad and painful loss for Katsina State in particular and the nation in general.
The Governor said that the deceased was a worthy son and representative of Katsina State and that he gave a good account of himself in the Senate.
He prayed to Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings, grant his soul eternal rest, and grant the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss. [myad]