Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, has died.
Late Afaka died on Tuesday, April 6, at the State House Clinic in Abuja, after a long illness.
According to a statement provided by presidential aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari expresses his sincere condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also expressed condolences to the Kaduna State government and citizens, describing the late Afaka as an upright, competent, and dependable man who treated his job with utmost care and duty.
The President recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.
Shehu added that the President prayed that the Almighty Allah ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’.