Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has reacted to the death of Malami Buwai, a former Minister of Agriculture of the state.
Naija News learnt that the former government official died on Monday in Gusau after suffering from a protracted illness.
In a condolence message delivered in the state capital yesterday, Matawalle described the death of Malami as a monumental loss to the state. The Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Jamilu Birnin-Magaji who delivered the condolence message on behalf of Matawalle, described the deceased as one of the personalities who spearheaded the creation of Zamfara.
He said: “I received with shock the death of a seasoned farmer, scholar, administrator and an astute elder statesman, Alhaji Malami Buwai,”
Matawalle hailed late Malami as an honest, God-fearing philanthropist par excellence, a man who had contributed immensely to the development of Zamfara especially in assisting the needy.
Matawalle prayed to Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the late minister and grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The late Buwai served as minister of agriculture under the regime of former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha.