National Conference: Jonathan, Kutigi mourn Misau, express shock over death

Posted by News Express | 29 March 2014 | 3,669 times

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Chairman of the National Conference, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, have expressed sadness over the death, on Thursday night, of Conference Delegate (Barrister) Mamman Misau, a retired Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police.

Jonathan received news of Misau’s death “with deep sense of regret,” Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, said yesterday.

“The President, who is away in Cote d’Ivoirre, conveys to the entire National Conference Delegates, the Government and good people of Bauchi State, his deepest condolences on the passing on of this great patriot who died while serving his fatherland,” a statement released in Abuja by Anyim said.

“AIG Mamman Misau (Rtd.) was a committed and appreciated community leader; a dedicated Police Officer and an illustrious Nigerian who rendered selfless service to the nation at various periods of his career. The President, therefore, urges all the Delegates to the Conference to take solace in the worthy legacies he left behind. He also prays that the Almighty God grants his soul eternal peace and give members of his family, the Government and people of Bauchi State, the fortitude to bear the loss,” the statement added.

Kutigi similarly “expressed shock and disbelief as he broke the news of the death of Misau,” National Conference Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications, Akpandem James, said in a statement in Abuja.

“Justice Kutigi, while sympathizing with the family and the entire nation, however, said it was gratifying to note that the former AIG died in the service of his country, though at a time his experience was most needed,” Akpandem said.

Misau was a delegate on the platform of Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria (ARPON).

•Photo shows the late Misau (first left) during a National Conference session.

Source: News Express

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