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Kano governor mourns late foster father

26 August 2015, 10:12Augustine Osayande

Abuja – Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, is mourning the passing of his foster father, renowned educationist and former Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Education, Malam Yahaya Hamza.

Hamza died on Tuesday in Kaduna after a brief illness.

“The Governor will miss the wisdom and counsel of this great man who became a father to him and guided his steps with tender firmness,” El-Rufai's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said.

He added that the governor prayed Allah to grant him aljanah firdaus, and to grant the family fortitude.

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Born in 1935, the deceased 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).

Hamza is survived by his wives, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be buried in Kaduna later on Wednesday.

- CAJ News


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