Buhari mourns renowned agriculturalist Prof Yayock


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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with family, friends and associates of renowned agriculturalist and administrator, Prof. Joseph Yusuf Yayock, 77.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement.

“The President joins the academia, government and people of Kaduna State in mourning the loss, which will certainly create a gap in the public and private institutions he served, and remained faithful in sharing knowledge and experience.

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“President Buhari affirms that the late scholar, who served as a resource person and consultant, contributed generously to national development, serving variously in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Institute of Agricultural Research and the Institute for Agricultural Development, under the World Bank,” the statement read in part.

The President urged the family to uphold the public-spiritedness and humane disposition of the late Prof. Yayock, praying that God would grant his soul eternal rest.


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