President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Sokoto State on the passing away of one of their illustrious sons, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.
President Buhari describes the departed politician, administrator and technocrat, as an expert whose contributions to the development of the security architecture of Nigeria remains indelible, adding that others carried on where he left off.
The President recalls that the former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs and boss of the National Security Organisation (NSO), played frontline roles in the activities leading to the eventual return and enthronement of democracy in the country.
He calls on family members, friends and associates of the departed community leader, who held the Marafan Sokoto traditional title, to take solace in the fact that the late Umaru Shinkafi played the parts assigned to him diligently , conscientiously and patriotically, enjoining them to emulate the good virtues that he left behind.
President Buhari prays that Almighty Allah will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.