President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, expressed sadness over the passing away of his classmate, Dr Tukur Abdullahi.
Naija News reports that Abdullahi, a Kaduna based medical doctor, died at the National Hospital, Abuja.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, Buhari described the late Tukur Abdullahi as an “epitome of kindness, warmth and care which he brought into medical practice’’.
“As one of those who schooled with the deceased, I was always delighted to be associated with the gentleman, who was so nice,” President Buhari said.
“The late Dr Tukur was not only a gentleman but also a compassionate and dedicated professional who chose medicine out of his sheer passion to serve humanity.
“I am deeply touched by the demise of Dr Tukur, one of the finest medical doctors you can ever meet. May Allah bless his gentle soul, and reward his good deeds with paradise.
“May God comfort his family and give them the fortitude to overcome this irreparable loss,” Buhari was quoted as saying.