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Buhari’s driver dies in State House Clinic

Mr Afaka died of prolonged illness at the State House Clinic while Mr Buhari is on medical vacation in London.

• April 6, 2021
Sa’idu Afaka
Sa’idu Afaka

Sa’idu Afaka, President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, is dead. 

Mr Afaka died of prolonged illness at the State House Clinic while Mr Buhari is on medical vacation in London. 

Garba Shehu, spokesperson to the president, made this announcement in a statement on Tuesday evening. 

Mr Afaka hails from Kaduna State. 

Read full statement below: 

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDOLES WITH FAMILY OF AFAKA, HIS OFFICIAL DRIVER

President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.

President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.

The President recalls that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.

President Buhari prays Almighty Allah to ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’ committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience.

Garba ShehuSenior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) April 6, 2021

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