President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday visited the Daura,Katsina State residence of the late Sen. Mustafah Bukar to commiserate with the family of the deceased. Bukar died on Wednesday in Abuja following a brief illness.
The late Senator represented Katsina North Senatorial District.
Buhari, who arrived at the residence of the late senator as 6:00 pm said the deceased was his very close ally “in difficulties and in joy.”
“His death has deeply touched me personally and officially,” the President said, adding that Nigeria would miss the wisdom and political sagacity of Bukar.
Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and urged the family to bear the irreplaceable loss.
He described Bukar as humble, honest hardworking and God fearing personality who placed national interest above all other considerations.
“He played politics with decency, decorum and understanding; his death is a personal loss to me and the nation in general.”
Responding, Abdullahi Bukar, elder brother to the deceased, thanked the president and said the family was very appreciative of the visit.
NAN reports that the President was in company of the Governor Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari. Buhari is expected to depart Daura on Monday.