Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 26 May 2019 | 522 times
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Lame reportedly passed away at exactly 4:10 on Sunday morning, May 26, 2019, in a Turkish Hospital in Abuja. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Born in 1953 and educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA, Lame contested the APC primaries in the build-up to 2019 elections and lost to the outgoing Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late Lame as an astute educationist, parliamentarian and a patriotic Nigerian who played leading roles in the socio-political development of the country.
“Senator Lame was a man of many parts. He rose from humble beginning into national limelight. His contributions to the upliftment of the nation’s education, party politics and the Nigeria Police remain legendary. We shall all miss him,” Saraki stated.
He stated that the Bauchi-born politician would be remembered for his humility, hard work and philanthropy.
He commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased and the government and people of Bauchi State over the painful and irreparable loss.
He prayed that the Almighty Allah grants the deceased a place among the righteous in Aljannah firdaus and his loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.
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