By Hammed Shittu
The first lawyer from the Northern Region and father of the governor of Kwara State, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq, SAN is dead.
Late AbdulRazaq, the Mutawali of Ilorin, Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria) and Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2am. on Saturday.
A statement signed by Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq on behalf of the family said, “With total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, the AbdulRazaqs of Ilorin Emirate of Kwara State hereby announce the passing of their patriarch and statesman Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) at the age of 93 in Abuja and was born in 1927.”
The statement added, “The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria), who was Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2a.m. on Saturday July 25th, 2020 (the 4th day of Dhul-Hijjah 1441 AH.)
“The first lawyer from the Northern Region is survived by his 90-year-old wife Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq, illustrious children (including incumbent Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq), and grandchildren.
“Arrangement for his interment will be announced by the family shortly.”