The Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu has commiserated with the family of late Gen. Tanko Ayuba over the death of the former Minister of Communications who passed on Wednesday, describing him as a gentleman officer and politician.
In a press release signed by Victor Oluwadamilare, his Special Assistant on Media, the Minister condoled the family of the former minister who served in the Babangida military regime, urging the family to find solace in the quality of service rendered by the former minister to his fatherland in various formations of the Nigerian Army, as a Military Governor of Kaduna State and a Senator representing Kebbi State.
Eulogizing late Gen Ayuba, the Minister said the former military top brass gave an enviable direction to the Communication sector when he served as minister between 1985 and 1987.
The Minister also sympathized with the people of Kebbi State, where he hailed from, the people of Kaduna State where he served as a military governor and Nigerians in general, adding that the contributions of the late Gen. Ayuba to communications cannot be over-emphasized.
“It is indeed the traceable footprints left behind by Gen. Ayuba in the Communications ministry that subsequent ministers have been building upon and this will spur someone like me to work harder to leave more indelible marks on the sand of time in the ministry”, he said.
Barr. Shittu said the death of Gen. Ayuba was a great and irreparable loss to the nation at such a crucial time when his immeasurable wealth of experience could count as well as monumental loss to the military which he served diligently.
He prayed that Almighty Allah grant the soul of the departed former minister Al-janah Firdaws and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss.