The Northern Elders Forum on Friday expressed sadness over the death of two of its founding members, Dr Junaidu Muhammed and Alhaji Abdullahi Dikkon Inde, only a few weeks after the demise of Alhaji Usman Faruk.
The NEF in a statement by its Director (Publicity and Advocacy), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, prayed for Allah’s mercies on them.
He said, “Junaidu Muhammed was an outstanding medical doctor who carved an irreplaceable path as a politician who combined principled activism with ideological politics.
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“He had been a key player in the nation’s political fortunes and was always involved in nurturing the democratic process. He had served in the House of Representatives in the Second Republic.
“His outstanding intellect was always available to the North and Nigeria, and he died at a moment when he was deeply involved in the search for a new life for our country.
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“Abdullahi Dikkon Inde was a distinguished public servant who rose to be the Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service and known for his humility and generosity to his community. He was a model patriot.
“The NEF joins the nation and their families in praying for Allah’s mercies on them and His bountiful rewards for their services to their communities and the nation.”