Buhari Extols Virtues of Ayida, Asks Nigerians to Emulate Him

Muhammadu Buhari

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja urged younger Nigerians and public servants to emulate the uncommon patriotism of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Allison Ayida, whose remains were laid to rest Friday.

The president also commiserated with the family of the deceased, the government and people of Delta State on the transition of their patriarch

The president’s media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said as the remains of Ayida, whom he described as a political economist and board-room guru, were interred, the president recalled the deceased’s decades of public service to his fatherland, saying his wide experience would be missed.

He quoted the president as saying, “Nigeria will surely miss his wide experience in public and private services. We need people like him and his colleagues, the celebrated super permanent secretaries, who exhibited remarkable commitment to the progress and unity of the country.”

Adesina added that the president prayed the Almighty God to comfort the family, close associates and admirers of the late former federal permanent secretary, and grant his soul eternal rest.