The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead.
Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness.
A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State and described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.
The President 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.
Shehu added that the President prayed that the Almighty Allah ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’.