- President Muhammadu Buhari is surprised over the death of a former IGP, Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta
- The Nigerian leader extolled the virtues of the late police officer
- Buhari revealed why Jimeta's death is a loss to the nation
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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta.
Gambo Jimeta reportedly died on Thursday evening, January 21, at the age of 83.
A spokesperson for the president, Garba Shehu, in a statement disclosed that Buhari has conveyed his condolences to the family of the late police boss.
The president in the statement described Jimeta as a good police detective and a man of great courage.
President Buhari said Jimeta was professional while carrying out his duties.
Photo: Buhari Sallau
He stated that the late ex-IGP was an intellect who served the nation with all his strength.
Buhari described Jimeta’s death as a loss to the nation. He prayed for God to grant the soul of the departed rest.
The president said:
“May Allah bless his soul and give fortitude to the bereaved family, the government and people of Adamawa State to bear this irreparable loss."
In another news, President Buhari, has reappointed Hadiza Bala Usman for a second term of four years in office as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
The information was revealed in a series of tweets by the federal government on Thursday, January 21.
According to the tweets, Buhari also approved the reconstitution of the organisation's governing board with Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye as the chairman.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has said the National Assembly under his leadership would not disagree with President Buhari to please anybody.
Nigerian Tribune reports that he made the declaration on Tuesday, January 19, when he received a delegation from Adamawa state who paid him a visit.
The Senate president maintained that Nigerians can only enjoy the benefits of democracy if both arms of government continue to work in harmony, adding that acrimony would only heat up the polity.
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