Gov of Adamawa State, Sen Mohammed Umar Jibrilla (Bindow), has paid governor Ahmed Nasir El-Rufai a condolence visit over the passing of his elder brother, Air Vice Marshal Aliyu El-Rufai (rtd), who died at the age of 71, after a protracted illness.
Sen Jibrilla who was accompanied by some associates, friends and religious clerics, arrived the residence of the bereaved at about one’ O Clock, thursday afternoon, in Kaduna.
The governor noted that the nation has lost an illustrious son and patriot at a time that his councel will be much-needed, emphasize that, “I am very close to the family and governor El-Rufai is like an elder brother to whom i have tremendous respect. That is why I am here to share in their pains”.
“The death of the El-Rufai partriach is a great loss, not only to his immediate family and the people of Kaduna State, but the nation in general”, the governor stated.
He prayed Allah(SWA) to grant the soul of late Air Vice Marshal El-Rufai aljannatu firdausi and those he had left behind the srenght to bear the irretrievable loss.