Buhari mourns as official driver dies after prolonged illness

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

Garba Shehu, Special to the President (Media & Publicity) disclosed this in a statement Tuesday.

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

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

President Buhari prayed 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.