By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja
Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola of Osun state has described his Katsina state counterpart, Mr. Aminu Bello Masari, as “one of the most modest contemporary Nigerian leaders” he had ever come across. Aregbesola said this at the Osun state Government House, Osogbo, when Masari and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal paid him a condolence visit over the death of his mother, Alhaja Saratu Asabi Aregbesola. He said: “I wish to state without fear of contradiction that my elder brother, Governor Masari is one of the most modest people I have the privilege and honour to know and be associated with. “It is a mark of his modesty that during the
APC Presidential Primary Election in Lagos, you could never tell from Masari’s conduct, utterances and comportment at the venue that he was one of the closest confi dants to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. “He always conducts himself with decorum, and diminishes his offi ce so that people around, about and by him can feel free and be at ease in his presence. He never throws his weight around. He neither gives out any airs of self-importance nor throws his weight around as governor and former number four citizen in the country.”
Earlier, in his condolence message, Masari extolled the virtues of the late Alhaja Saratu, saying her death was a loss to Nigerians. He prayed that the almighty God would forgive her shortcomings and grant her eternal rest in paradise. Masari also visited the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, at his Ila, Osun state country home and condoled with him over the death of his wife, Mrs. Omowumi Akande.