• APC mourns him.
The remains of the former Kaduna state Military Administrator, late AVM Mukhtar Muhammed, has been laid to rest in Kano on Wednesday.
Muhammed’s corpse was flown into the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport from London by a private jet.
His wife, Hajiya Rabi Mukhtar Muhammed and his two sons, Abba Mukhtar Muhammed and Mukhtar Muhammed popularly known as Mukhtar Junior, were also on the flight.
Late Muhammed’s corpse was received by Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje; his Jigawa state counterpart, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar and Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari, who led the federal government delegation to Kano from Abuja.
Other members of the delegation included Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Minister of state for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika among others.
The corpse was conveyed to Emir’s palace by a Nigeria Air Force’s Ambulance.
The late AVM Mukhtar Muhammed died in a London hospital on Sunday after a protracted illness.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its sadness over the death of the (rtd) Air Vice Marshal.
He died at the age of 73.
In a statement by APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC also condoled with the immediate family, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the government and people of Kaduna and Jigawa states over the death of the elder statesman, who was the Wazirin Dutse, Jigawa State and Chairman of the first private FM station in Kano State, Freedom Radio.
“The late AVM Muhammed who was the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Board of Trustees, deputy chairman, was a patriot and leading progressive voice in the country who spoke passionately for the unity and development of the north and the entire country, in order to salvage it from numerous problems of insecurity and poverty.
“He was one of the country’s finest and principled military officer who distinguished himself in the various commands and assignments he held and undertook in the Nigerian Air-force.
“While the death of the AVM Muhammed is a sad and painful loss, we should take solace on the fact that he lived an impactful life. May the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant his eternal rest in Aljannah Firdaus,” the statement read.
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