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El-Rufai Governor’s foster father dies at 80

Hamza, a former permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has lost his foster father, Yahaya Hamza.

Kaduna state governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai play

Kaduna state governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai

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Hamza, a former permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

Nasiru El-rufai play

Nasiru El-rufai

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His death was announced via a statement issued by El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan.

It reads:

“Born in 1935, late Hamza had a distinguished career in public service. Among the positions he held was office of Secretary to the Kaduna State Government. That came after a long and successful service in the education sector. He was also chairman of the council of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).”

“Will miss the wisdom and counsel of this great man who became a father to me and guided my steps with tender firmness. We prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdaus, and to give the family fortitude.”

The deceased was buried on Wednesday, August 26, in accordance with Muslim rites.

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