President Buhari mourns Sen. Aruwa
Late Senator Aruwa
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with government and people of Kaduna State over the passing away of Sen. Muktar Ahmed Aruwa, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in 1999 (APP) and 2003 (ANPP).
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, commiserated with the National Assembly, family, friends and political associates of the deceased.
President Buhari recounted the many contributions of the senator to the growth of democracy in Nigeria, especially during his days at the legislature.
He affirmed that Aruwa had lived to serve the country in many facets, including sports, noting that his founding of Ranchers Bees Football Team, Kaduna, provided a platform for grooming youths for the national team and international clubs.
President Buhari believed Aruwa’s life and times were memorable, and most remarkable for his love for humanity, which saw him sponsoring many charitable causes to support the poor and vulnerable, and speaking up for a more equitable society.
The President prayed that the Almighty Allah would grant Aruwa’s soul eternal rest and comfort his family.
Aruwa, aged 70, represented Kaduna central senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber between 1999 and 2007 under the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
He founded the defunct Ranchers Bees football club that nurtured prominent national players like Daniel Amokachi and Dahiru Sadi, among others.
Aruwa who died around 4:30 am on Sunday at a private hospital in Barnawa, Kaduna, had suffered prolonged illness before his death.(NAN)