Kwara Speaker condole Gov. Abdulrazaq, family over
July 25th, 2020
The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon.
Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has commiserated with His Excellency, the Executive
Governor of Kwara state - Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Emir of Ilorin, HRH, Alh.
Dr. Ibrahim Zulu Gambari and Abdulrazaq family over the death of the first
lawyer in the northern Nigeria region and patriarch of Abdulrazaq family - Alh.
Abdulganiyu Folohunsho AbdulRazaq (SAN).
Late AGF Abdulrazaq, who was the first Finance
commissioner for Kwara state, and Chairman, Nigeria body of Benchers until his
demise, died early today at the age of 93 in Abuja.
"On behalf of my family, Honorable members,
management and staff of the 9th Kwara state House of Assembly, I commiserate
with His Excellency, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, His Royal Highness the
Emir of Ilorin and Abdulrazaq family over the death of our father, the Mutawali
of Ilorin, Alh. AGF Abdulrazaq (SAN)", a condolence message personally signed
by the Speaker said.
"Baba's demise is not a loss for Abdulrazaq's
family, but to the entirety of Kwarans and Nigerians at large, given his
monumental sacrifices and commitment to the socioeconomic and political
development of the State and country, in his personal, professional and
"Aside being the first Lawyer in Northern
Nigeria, Alh. AGF Abdulrazaq served Nigeria as a special member of the Northern
House of Assembly from 1960 - 1962 following the Country's independence, he was
also the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Ivory Coast between 1962 to
1964 and later, member of the Federal Parliament from 1964 to 1966 as the
Federal Cabinet Minister of State for Transport, before he became the first
Kwara State Commissioner of Finance, Health and Social welfare from 1967 -
"Baba was also also reputed for establishing
the first private secondary school in Ilorin, the Kwara state Capital."
"While we wished Alh. AGF Abdulrazaq stayed
longer to continue guiding and inspiring us in our strides to realize a greater
Kwara, which he spent productive parts of his life pursuing, we take solace in
the fact that he lived and died a fulfilled man", Danladi-Salihu added. He
therefore prayed Allah SWT forgive the deceased and grant him eternal rest, and
the family fortitude to bear the great loss.