President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, MWO Sa’idu Afaka has died.
He died on Tuesday at the State House Clinic, Abuja, during an illness, according to a statement by the Senior Dpecial Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
President Buhari, who also commiserated with the family, government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.
Buhari recalled that in 2016 the soldier-driver, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’ committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience.