By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has eulogised late Bashir Tofa, saying his contributions to Nigeria’s democracy remained indelible.
In a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the governor noted the sacrifices of Tofa, who started taking up leadership responsibilities at an early age, when he was elected councillor, in his late 20s. He had remained vibrant and dynamic up till the time of his death.
He said as a businessman, trader and philanthropist, Tofa touched the lives of many people, especially the down-trodden, and he expressed the belief that the legacies of the deceased will be approximated for posterity.
“The legacy of his political beliefs and triumphs will be important footnotes in the literature of Nigeria’s government and politics for generations yet to come.
“He was a great man, a quintessential democrat and outstanding statesman who has left very hold prints both on the politics and political history of Nigeria,” the statement added.
The governor prayed Almighty Allah to grant his soul rest, as well as the fortitude for his family, friends and associates to bear the irreparable loss.
Similarly, President of the 8th Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki in his tribute said said lateTofa contributed towards the development of Nigeria.
He who stated this in his condolence message described the late Tofa as an Industrialist, politician and thought leader.
The former two-term governor of Kwara State governor who disclosed this via his Facebook page described Tofa as an Industrialist, politician, and thought leader.
Adding that during his incredible lifetime, Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa contributed tremendously towards the development of Nigeria.