President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Katsina State and the National Assembly on the passing away of Sen. Mustapha Bukar.
In a condolence message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari described Bukar’s death as a “great loss to Nigeria’s democracy and the engineering profession.’’
Buhari also condoled with the family members, friends and professional colleagues of the legislator, who distinguished himself as an engineer before vying for political office to serve his people.
According to him, as a young engineer, the deceased used his ingenuity to proffer a lasting solution to the perennial water crisis in Katsina.
Bukar had worked variously as a General Manager of the Water Board, Director of National Water Rehabilitation Project and Director, Water Supply at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
Buhari said: “Sen. Bukar was so dedicated to his responsibilities and hardworking that he got an appointment with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, where he also demonstrated the same dedication and passion for service.
“I am always touched by the death of dedicated and creative public servants like Sen. Bukar.
“We should emulate such rare and hardworking Nigerians for the progress of our country.’’
The President prayed that Allah would bless and forgive the soul of the deceased.
Late Bukar, who represented Katsina North constituency, died on Wednesday in Abuja after a brief illness.