The Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation ASYARF, has described as a terrible blow, the sudden death of Second Republic Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi on Sunday night.

In a statement by its Founder, Dr Hajiya Asabe Yar’Adua in Abuja, the foundation noted that the velvet-voiced and colourful politician made immense support to ASYARF as one of its most active patrons.

It stated that its members were yet to come to terms that Rimi had passed on because of his cordial relationship with the organisation over the years in its humanitarian services.

It said his death has robbed the foundation of his immense moral support, quality advice, compassionate leadership and steadfastness, adding Nigeria will miss him for his fearlessness and love for the common man.

“Alhaji Abubakar Rimi was a quintessential politician, who gave his life and everything Allah gave him to the cause of humanity, especially the ordinary man. As the governor of Kano State, he preoccupied himself with the eradication of ignorance and poverty by pioneering mass education. He was humble, affable, and considerate. In fact, his death is a terrible blow to humanity,” it stressed.


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