President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reacted to the death of former governor of Gombe state, Alhaji Hashidu Habu Abubakar.
The former governor passed away on Friday.
Buhari, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, offered condolences to the government and people of Gombe State.
The statement read: “President Buhari joins family members, friends, professional and political associates of the former governor in mourning, while underscoring that the country will sorely miss the wise counsels of the revered politician who also served variously as Minister of Water Resources and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“The President believes the wealth of experience and innovative thinking that Alhaji Abubakar brought to the many interventions to buy the Nigerian economy remains commendable and will always be appreciated by posterity.
“President Buhari prays that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former governor eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind.”