President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Ganiyu Folorunsho AbdulRazaq, (SAN), Northern Nigeria’s first lawyer.
The late Abdulrazaq is also the father of the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
As earlier reported by Naija News, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) died at the age of 93 in Abuja. He was born in 1927.
The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau(Zaria), who was Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th, 2020.
The first lawyer from the Northern Region is survived by his 90-year-old wife Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq, illustrious children, and grandchildren.
Reacting to the news of the death of the Patriarch of the Abdulrazaq family, President Buhari in a statement on Saturday by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
According to Buhari, “We will remember him as one of this country’s greatest legal minds and a national leader. He garnered respect that transcended our barriers visible and otherwise. His enormous contribution to the welfare of the people of his community, Kwara State and the country as a whole will serve to inspire future generations of our citizens.
“Whenever our Nation loses an elder in the class of Alhaji AbdulRazaq, it should serve as a moment of reflection on how the lives they lived and their sacrifices built the foundation of what we must continue to strengthen.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of our nation, I extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the Governor of Kwara – Alhaji Abdulrahaman AbdulRazaq and his family, His Highness, Emir Sulu Gambari of Ilorin, and the people of Kwara State.
“We pray for the eternal peace of his soul.”