Buhari mourns Fashakin, says ‘he was a dedicated Nigerian’


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Eng. Rotimi Fashakin, a former Executive Director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Reacting to the demise of Fashakin in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, Buhari said:

”I’m saddened by the death of such a dedicated and loyal party man whose intellect and competence were amazing.

“As a former spokesperson of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) party, I’m proud to put it on record that Fashakin was one of the most dedicated and hardworking party officials that I had ever known and related with.”

While recalling his relationship with Fashakin in the former CPC, the president explained that the former party spokesperson had also given a good account of himself.

According to Buhari, late Fashakin always discharged every responsibility with ”amazing skill and competence.”

He described the deceased as ”an outstanding loyalist who would stand by you through thick and thin without ever complaining. These are rare virtues among our politicians.

”May God bless his gentle soul and forgive his shortcomings and grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the president added.


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