AFCON 2023 FALLOUT
Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the weekend announced scholarship awards to two children of the late Deputy Bursar, Kwara State University, Malete, Alhaji Abdullahi Ayuba Olaitan.
The late Deputy Bursar died last Wednesday night while watching the AFCON semifinal match between Nigeria and South Africa.
The deceased, a devoted Muslim has since been buried according to Islamic rites in Ilorin.
A statement issued in Ilorin signed by Saraki’s Press Officer on Local Matters, Mr. Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, said the announcement was made on Saturday during the Fidau prayer organised for the deceased at his residence in Ilorin.
Speaking at the Fidau prayer, Alhaji Ishola Balogun Fulani who led Saraki’s delegation to the gathering, condoled with the family of the deceased, charging them to bear the loss as the will of Allah.
Saraki, who expressed sympathy over the unfortunate incident pledged to be of support to the bereaved family by awarding scholarships to two children of the departed.
Dr Saraki, admonished the family to take heart and accept it as the will of Allah, just as he assured of his support always.
He prayed to Allah to grant the late Abdulahi Aljannah Firdaus, and the family, the fortitude to bear the loss.