APC chieftain and a gubernatorial aspirant in the 2019 general elections in Kwara State, Waziri Yakubu Gobir has sent his condolences to the Abdulrazaq family over the death of their patriarch Alh. Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazaq SAN.
In a message released to the media, Gobir extends his condolences to the Governor of Kwara State Alh. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the Emir of Ilorin His Royal Highness Alh.(Dr.) Ibrahim Zulu Gambari and all members of the Abdulrazaq family.
Waziri Hausa described the late Mutawali of Ilorin and the Tafida of Zazzau, as an accomplished lawyer and a humble elder statesman who played a vital role in Nigeria’s judiciary and national development.
He said, Alh. AGF Abdulrazaq was one of the icons of the Ilorin Emirate whose wise counsel will be greatly missed.
In the same vein, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof .Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, expressed the deep sympathy of the management, staff and students of the University to the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on the death of his father, the Mutawali of Ilorin ,Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho AbdulRazaq, SAN,OFR.
The Vice-Chancellor, in a press statement signed by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr .Kunle Akogun, described the death of Alhaji AbdulRazaq as an incalculable loss not only to the people of Ilorin Emirate but also to the generality of Kwarans and Nigerians at large, considering his multidimensional contributions to the development and greatness of Nigeria since the 1950s.
Prof. AbdulKareem said that the late elder statesman’s footprints in scholarship, law, politics, nationalism, community development and education are too glaring and manifest to be lost to history.
He added that the departed first lawyer of Northern Nigerian origin and the first son of Kwara State to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was a very significant personality who played so many remarkable roles in so many ways and at so many levels and over so many decades that one would think he existed for many centuries.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the University of Ilorin, as an institution, is greatly indebted to the late nationalist not only for his reported contributions to its establishment but for other roles played in its development over the years and most especially towards the development of the institution’s host community.