Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has described the death of Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji Amari, Deputy Director Protocol, Government House Minna as a personal loss to him.
Amari died on Saturday after a brief illness at the age of 53.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, the Governor said the death of the deputy director did not only came as a shock but a personal loss.
“Amari was a thorough and well breed professional. He was never found wanting in any assignment under his purview. He was a well organised and painstaking officer, whose human and inter-personal relationship endeared him to people of different caliber and status that came across him while on this side of the divide.
“I recalled his dedication to work during his short stint as my acting Director of Protocol. The commitment he brought to the discharge of his responsibilities was unparalleled and this threw him up as one of the best human managers I ever worked with. He never gave to provocation, even in the face of official challenges. We shall surely miss his humility, dedication and loyalty,” Gov. Sani-Bello eulogised.
He then prayed for the repose of his soul and asked for Allah (SWT) forgiveness of his sins and to grant him aljahnatul fidausi.
The late Amari was buried in Minna on Sunday in accordance with Islamic rites.
He was survived by brothers, sisters, wife and children.