President Bola Tinubu has expressed his condolences over the death of a former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Ibrahim.
The President’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngalale, on Sunday.
Ibrahim died at 73 on Sunday in Saudi Arabia after a protracted illness.
He was the governor of Yobe State from May 1999 to May 2007.
He was also the senator for the Yobe East Senatorial District in 2007.
The statement read, “President Bola Tinubu has received the news of the passing of Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, former governor of Yobe State and Senator representing Yobe East, with immense grief.
“On behalf of the Federal Government, the President extends his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family, friends, and associates of the late Senator and the government and people of Yobe State.”
The president, who described Ibrahim as a personal friend, said he was “a consummate leader who served the people of Yobe with dedication during his extensive political career.
”As a senator for 12 years, his wealth of experience was a guiding force in the National Assembly. Generations to come will remember him for always placing the progress and welfare of the people at the heart of his service.
“President Tinubu prays that Almighty God grant the departed statesman eternal rest.”