President Muhammadu Buhari and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have expressed sadness over the death of Kaduna-based businessman and chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, who died Wednesday morning.
Buhari in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President Media & Publicity, described Chanchangi as a business mogul and one of Nigeria’s outstanding philanthropists.
According to the statement, “President Buhari also commiserates with the Government and people of his home State, Taraba, and that of Kaduna, where he lived, on the demise of the notable entrepreneur, who devoted his wealth to the advancement of the welfare of others instead of pursuing conspicuous consumption in a society overwhelmed by poverty.
“The President joins friends, well wishers and the business community in mourning the great man who passed on at a time humanity needed his compassionate services most.
“The President pays tribute to Chanchangi’s selfless commitment to humanitarian causes, demonstrated in his offering succour to those in need, sponsoring community enlightenment programmes and uplifting of people’s spiritual well-being.
“President Buhari believes that Alhaji Chanchangi, who devoted his life to the service of God and humanity will be long remembered for his resourcefulness, discipline and passion for hard work.
“The President prays that Almighty Allah will bless the soul of the deceased and reward his good deeds with Aljanna.”
On his part, Dogara in a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, commiserated with the Chanchangi family, relatives, friends and associates over the death of the renowned business mogul.
The Speaker described the late Chanchangi as a great philanthropist, community leader and businessman whose legacy of charity and humanitarian service to the people endeared him to everyone across all divides.
According to Dogara, “Death is a necessary end that must come when it shall. We are, however, consoled that Late Alhaji Chanchangi contributed positively to the development of the society during his life time. He left an indelible footprint on the sands of time and a legacy of philanthropy, community development and service to the society and the nation.”
Dogara admonished the children and grandchildren he left behind to emulate the virtues of honesty and hard, work which their late father and grandfather represented.
“On behalf of the leadership and the entire members of the House, I sincerely extend our heartfelt condolences to our colleague, Hon. Rufa’i and the entire Chanchangis. May God grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the Speaker said.