President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of late Alhaji Ahmadu Yaro on the passing of businessman and philanthropist.
Alhaji Yaro was an erudite Islamic scholar, author and very successful businessman. He was a very close friend, confidant and companion of the Late General Murtala Muhammed.
He was also the Chairman and Director in many Blue-Chip Nigerian companies including 7UP Bottling Company, Ham Dredging, Crown Flour Mills and Brodero Nigeria.
In a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja by Malam Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesman, President Buhari also commiserated with the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ibrahim Salisu Buhari on the death of his father, Alhaji Salisu Buhari Daura.
Recalling that one of the abiding passions of Yaro was his zeal and dedication to entrepreneurship, extending proceeds of his business fortunes to numerous community development initiatives, the president described him “as a very successful businessman who spent most of his years in the commercial city of Lagos, with an embodiment of a true Nigerian, committed to advancing the peaceful co-existence of all, promoting prosperity and stability across regions.”
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While commiserating with the government and people of Jigawa state, the business community in the country on the passing of the elder statesman and humanitarian, President Buhari prayed Allah to comfort the bereaved family, friends and associates, and grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.
While also condoling the Salisu Buhari family and the government and people of Kano State on the death of their patriarch and prominent businessman, president Buhari, who eulogised his numerous contributions to the economic development and prosperity of the state and the country encouraged all who mourned Alhaji Daura, a respected community leader and ardent believer in the Nigeria project, to emulate the legacy of building a better country for everyone.