From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, is dead.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Afaka died at the State House Clinic, yesterday, during a prolonged illness.
The president has consequently extended heartfelt condolences to his family.
Buhari, who also commiserated with the government and people of Kaduna State, described Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.
He recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National 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.