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Just in: FEC honors late former railway minister, Abdulrasaq

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The Federal Executive Council has honoured the late former minister in charge of railways in the first republic, Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq.

The council while holding its 10th virtual meeting on Wednesday, observed a minute of silence, for Abdulrasaq who died on Saturday morning.

Presiding over the meeting was President Muhammadu Buhari, with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and eight ministers physically present at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Also in attendance was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd).

Other ministers present were the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Aviation Hadi Sirika, Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Mohammed Mahmoud, the Minister of Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo and Power, Saleh Mamma.

The Head of Service, (HOS) Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers, participated from their various offices in Abuja.


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Gov. Okowa condoles Kwara Gov, Abdulrasaq over Father’s death

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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent condolences to Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara on the death of his father, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq.

Okowa’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday in Asaba.

He said the death of the governor’s father was a big loss, not only to people of Kwara but the nation in general, given his invaluable contributions to nation-building.

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Okowa said that the late Abdulrasaq, who reportedly died on Saturday, July 25 in Lagos at 92, was reputed to be the first lawyer of Northern Nigeria extraction.

He joined the Abdulrasaq family, the people, and the Government of Kwara to mourn the departed patriarch and elder statesman.

The Delta governor said that Alhaji Abdulrasaq lived a life of impact, and urged the family to be consoled by the legacies left behind by their late iconic father.

He said that the family should take solace in the fact that the late patriarch lived to witness the enormous successes achieved by his children, including the emergence of Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq as Governor of Kwara.

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“We received the news of the demise of your beloved father with sadness, but we are consoled by the fact that he lived a life of dedicated service to the nation and humanity.

“We share in your sorrow and pains at this period and we pray that God will grant you the courage to bear the loss as we pray for the repose of the soul of your departed father.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn with you, my brother governor, Abdulrasaq, on the unfortunate demise of your beloved father, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrasaq, SAN.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the entire people of Kwara. May Allah forgives his sins and grants him aljana firdaus,” Okowa said


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