President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Hamman Tukur, saying that Nigeria had lost an icon of credibility.
In a condolence message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, Buhari described Tukur as “a dedicated, disciplined, decent and credible public servant who served Nigeria with an untainted record.’’
He said: “Tukur’s passion for service should remind us that a good name is by far more important than illegal accumulation of wealth.
“History and posterity will judge everyone based on their character.’’
The President said the deceased was focused and courageous in all his national assignments, which included working with the Ministry of Mines, Power and Steel and the Ministry of Petroleum before chairing the RMAFC.
Buhari urged Nigerians to emulate late Tukur’s enviable good record of serving the country without blemish and living a life of sacrifice.
He prayed that the almighty God would receive the gentle soul of the deceased and grant his family members the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Tukur, who died on Saturday, was onetime Managing Director of defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)
The former RMAFC boss would also be remembered for the introduction of monetisation policy in government, a scheme that substantially streamlined and brought down the cost of governance in Nigeria.(NAN)