Buhari pays tribute to Ex-SGF, Ufot Ekaette

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari expressed shock at the death of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette.

President Buhari described Ekaette as “a consummate administrator and bridge builder” who gave “his best in the service of his country”.

The President stated this in his condolence message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday.

Late Ufot Ekaette

“The late Ekaette would always be remembered not only for his remarkable public service record, but also because of his immense contributions towards bringing peace in the once troubled Niger Delta region.” While condoling the Ekaette family, the government and people of Akwa Ibom State over the death of the former SGF, President Buhari regretted that “his demise comes at a time when voices like his own are needed to move Nigeria forward in the face of daunting challenges.” 

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