Published below is the family statement by Senator Bukola Saraki announcing the death of his father.It was culled from the Senator’s Facebook Page:
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un ; “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.” [al-Baqarah:156]
With gratitude to Almighty Allah, we announce the passage to eternity of our beloved father and grandfather, His Eminence, Oloye (Dr) Abubakar Olusola Saraki, Waziri of Ilorin, former Senate Leader, S
econd Republic, Federal Republic of Nigeria who answered the call to the great beyond, in the early hours of today in Lagos. (17 May 1933 – 14 Nov 2012)
We take solace in knowing that our father lived an exemplary life of service, and selfless devotion to development of his people and nation.
Baba will be sorely missed.
We pray for the repose of his soul that Almighty Allah grant him Al-Jannah Firdaus.
For the Family
Senator (Dr) Abubakar Bukola Saraki (CON)
Senator For Kwara Central
Former Governor Kwara State
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Olusola Saraki ,Strongman of Kwara Politics is Dead