Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and the people of Kogi on the death of Dr Abdul Atta, former Permanent Secretary in the Northern Region's Ministry of Health.
The condolence is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The President stated that the deceased would always be remembered as an illustrious civil servant who served his region and country "very well with his remarkable medical and administrative skills."
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He recalled that Atta treated his patients with great care and compassion, and also administered the Ministries of Health in Northern Nigeria and the old North Central State with exemplary efficiency.
President Buhari urged all who mourned the late doctor and administrator to be comforted by the knowledge that he lived a long, worthy and fulfilled life of service to his country.
He prayed that God Almighty would receive Atta's soul and grant him peaceful rest.