By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin

Tributes keep pouring over the weekend in memory and remembrance of late Pa AbdulGaniyu Folorunso AbdulRazaq, a.k.a. AGF, father of the Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who died on Saturday.

The AbdulRazaq patriarch,who had since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites was the first lawyer in Northern Nigeria, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, one time chairman  of the Nigerian Body of Benchers and a devout community leader in his life time.

The janaazah, burial rites, was attended by a delegation of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, PGF, led by its chairman and Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Bagudu, who was accompanied by the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni and his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Sani Bello.

Also, a delegation of the House of Representatives, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, witnessed the arrival of the remains of the elder statesman from Abuja at the Ilorin International Airport.

The delegation also was accompanied by Hon. Kashim Ibrahim Imam; Hon. James Faleke; and Hon. Babajimi Benson.

President Muhammadu Buhari, former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida and several governors, serving and former, from across the country sent their representatives to commiserate with the governor and the AbdulRazaq family.

Paying his tributes, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahin Gambari, extolled the virtues of the elder statesman, who he described as a national icon, saying he led an exemplary life; just as he and prayed the Almighty Allah to keep his family on the path of goodness and grant him al-jannah Fidaus.


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