President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday expressed grief over the death of former Ambassador to the United State, Hamzat Ahmadu and said he was an accomplished diplomat and technocrat per excellence.
Saraki in a condolence message to the government and people of Sokoto State, immediate family and friends of the deceased, signed on his behalf by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said death is an inevitable end but he quickly reminded the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that the departed diplomat lived a selfless life lived.
The Senate President recalled the immeasurable services rendered to the nation by the late diplomat and added that as Personal Secretary to two former military Head of State – Generals Aguiyi Ironsi and Yakubu Gowon – late Ahmadu also served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to United States of America, Germany, France and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR).
He said late Ahmadu will be remembered for his passion and his belief in unity and peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians.
He said: “The news of the death of our dear elder-stateman, came to us with shock. He lived a fulfilled life, an accompanied diplomat, an amiable father and loving husband. His wise counsel and antecedents speak volume. His immense contributions to the development and unity of Nigeria will not be forgotten. It is unfortunate that the nation is losing the benefits of wise counsel that his generation can give to the present leadership in our nation”, Saraki said.
He prayed God Almighty to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.