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ACF, Tinubu, others mourn as ex-minister, Abdulkadir, dies at 54


Former Minister of Youth and Sports under Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency and vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North West, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, has passed on at 54 years of age.

A relative, Abba Abdulkadir, told The Guardian that the deceased, who had been battling with an undisclosed ailment, died yesterday at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto State.

Mourning him, the Publicity Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Emmanuel Yawe, stated yesterday, “We woke up at ACF with the sad news of the death of a gentleman who played a leading role in the formative days of our forum.”


The late Abdulkadir, according to ACF, was the first legal/administrative adviser of the forum and first acting national secretary.
Also, national leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, has expressed grief over the death of Abdulkadir.

In a condolence message signed by Tunde Abdulkadir, the APC leader stated, “He was a friend and associate who contributed to the political merger that led to the creation of APC and the development of the party. He was also a grassroots politician.

“I commiserate with members of his family, particularly his wife and children, who have lost their father and patriarch.”

Similarly, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) expressed shock at the death of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), saying: “Nigeria has lost a phenomenal statesman.”

The rights group said the sudden demise of Abdulkadir reminded the human rights community how Benedict Spinoza, one of the best-known philosophers, saw death as a topic which mankind does not cherish to reflect on.


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