President Buhari consoles Nassarawa State over former governor’s death

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Former Nasarawa State Governor, Aliyu Akwe-Doma

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the government and people of Nasarawa State over the passing away of its former Governor, Aliyu Akwe-Doma, on Tuesday.

President Buhari commiserated with the family, friends and community members of the astute leader, who served the nation as a civil servant for many years, and later rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Secretary.

The President affirmed that Alhaji Doma, who also served as a Deputy Governor in the old Plateau State, worked assiduously for the country as a member of the Presidential Joint National Consultative and Advisory Committee of Traditional Rulers and Leaders of Thought (1995–1998) and the National Committee on the Future of Higher Education in Nigeria (1996–1998), amongst others.

As the elected Governor of the state, 2007-2011, the President commended the sacrifices of Alhaji Doma in promoting peaceful co-existence, infrastructural development in the state, particularly his zeal to improve the standard of education.

President Buhari prayed that the almighty God grants the departed soul eternal rest, and comfort members of his family.