President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Zamfara over Dr. Garba Nadama’s death.
Nadama had served the nation as a former civilian Governor of the old Sokoto State.
A statement his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, shared says Buhari mourns the former governor deeply.
The president said: “It made me sad to learn of the death of Dr. Garba Nadama, a great historian whose PhD thesis is a source of reference for many students and researchers.”
President Buhari added that the late Nadama didn’t come into prominence only because of politics. But also because of his scholarly contributions in the country.
“The former Sokoto State Governor, during the second republic, achieved academic distinction in the 70s when only fewer people had a PhD.
“He rose to the pinnacle of academic excellence through sheer hard work and passion for knowledge, and I believe today’s students should aspire to build on the records of great scholars like Garba Nadama,” he said.
As Buhari also mourns the death of former governor with the government and people of Sokoto State and the family of the deceased, he prayed Allah to forgive the soul of the departed and reward his great deeds with paradise.
Sokoto state government announced the death of the old governor at the age of 82, after a brief illness.