Buhari extols Shinkafi’s for building Nigeria’s security architecture

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated reacted to the news of the passing away of Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi who died in London on Wednesday. 

In a message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari describes the departed politician, administrator and technocrat, as an expert whose contributions to the development of the security architecture of Nigeria remains indelible, adding that others carried on where he left off. 

According to Adesina in the one-page statement, “The President recalls that the former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs and head of the National Security Organisation (NSO), played frontline roles in the activities leading to the eventual return and enthronement of democracy in the country.” 

He called on family members, friends and associates of the departed community leader who held the Marafan Sokoto traditional title to take solace in the fact that the late Umaru Shinkafi played the parts assigned to him diligently , conscientiously and patriotically , enjoining them to emulate the good virtues that he left behind.

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