President Buhari Describes Hassan Lawal’s Death As Shocking

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Updated March 25, 2018


President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of a former Minister and a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Hassan Lawal as shocking.

The President also extended heartfelt condolences to the Lawal family, the Government and people of Nasarawa State.

This was made known on Sunday in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu

President Buhari described the demise of ‘‘the strong political ally’’ as painful.

“I was shocked to hear of the passing of Dr Lawal. He will be missed by thousands of people whom he had assisted in one way or the other.

‘‘His role in politics and the development of his community, State and nation will remain an inspiration for other political actors.

‘‘My condolences to his family, close associates and the people of Nasarawa State,” the President said.

Buhari noted that the statesman, who at various times served the nation as Minister of Works and Housing, Minister of Labour and Productivity and Health Minister, was a strong pillar of support in Nasarawa State and the North Central geopolitical zone as a whole.

He was represented at the burial of Dr Lawal by a delegation led by the Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Jibril,

The Presidential delegation to the burial included Sarki Abba and Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistants and Ambassador Lawal Kazaure, the State Chief of Protocol.