Kogi: Abdulazeez Farooq’s death a great loss to the nation – Bello 

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has described the death of the renowned medical practitioner and pharmaceutical manufacturer, Dr Abdulazeez Umar Farooq, as a huge loss to Ebiraland, Kogi state and the nation as a whole.

The governor made the statement in Okene, Thursday, during the Islamic burial rites for the remains of the late politician.

Bello described the late Royal College of Surgeon trained medical expert as a man who lived his life for humanity and the service of God.

According to him, “The death of Adayi Dr Abdulazeez Umar Farouq is a huge loss to me, Anebira and the nation at large but from God we come and to Him we shall all return.

“He thought us many things in life, and thank God for what we have learnt from him over the years. We have learnt a lot from his sense of responsibility, firmness, astute leadership style and good management of human and material resources.

“He has accomplished his mission on earth and has returned to his maker today but his obvious love for God which has been expressed in his good habit cultivated over time remains a source of inspiration to all of us.”

While extolling the virtue of Dr Abdulazeez Umar Farooq as a humble, peace-loving elder  statesman with a legendary commitment to excellence, the governor condoled the  immediate family of the deceased to accept the death as an inevitable circumstance.

He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased.

Dr Abdulazeez Umar Farooq who passed on at the age of 84, Wednesday, was a former Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.