Lawal’s death painful, says Buhari

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as ‘painful’, the death of Dr. Hassan Lawal,  a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said this in his condolence message to the Lawal family as well as the Government and people of Nasarawa State.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari, who was represented at the burial of Dr. Lawal by a delegation led by the Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Ibrahim Jibril, described the demise of “the strong political ally” as painful.

He noted that the statesman, who at various times served the nation as minister of works and housing, minister of labour and productivity and health minister, was a strong pillar of support in Nasarawa State and the North Central geopolitical zone as a whole.

“I was shocked to hear of the passing of Dr….

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