Buhari’s Driver Dies Inside Aso Rock Clinic
President Muhammadu Buhari’s official driver, Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka has died at the State House Clinic.
In a statement, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said that Afaka died on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
The statement quoted the president as extending his “heartfelt condolences” to the family of the deceased while also commiserating with the government and people of Kaduna State, Afaka’s state of origin.
Recall that the president’s official driver was recently detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) after allegedly tricking his principal to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira.
However, the presidential statement quoted Buhari as describing the late Afaka as an “honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility”.
“The President recalls 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.
“President Buhari prays Almighty Allah to ‘‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’’ committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience,” the statement further read.