President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with
the Sultanate, the Government and people of
Sokoto State on the passing away of the Walin
Sokoto, Ambassador Hamzat Ahmad, on Saturday. In a condolence letter to the Sokoto State
Government, President Buhari described the late
Walin Sokoto as a reputable public servant and a
highly distinguished diplomat, who spent most of
his life in the service of his country.
The President believes the demise of the former Nigerian Ambassador, who served in London and
Washington DC, is a great loss to his community and
the entire Nigeria.
‘‘I have learnt with deep shock and grief of the
passing away of Alhaji Hamzat Ahmad (Walin
Sokoto). His death is a great loss to Sokoto State, the diplomatic and business communities and to
the Nigerian public service.
‘‘Alhaji Hamzat served meritoriously as a senior civil
servant in the old Northern Nigeria Government
and with the Federal Civil Service. In Lagos, he held
the post of Principal Secretary to the then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, whom he served
with diligence and loyalty.
‘‘Please convey my sincere condolences to His Royal
Highness, the Sultan of Sokoto, his family and the
good people of Sokoto State on the demise of their
illustrious son,” the President wrote. President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God will
grant the soul of the late Walin Sokoto a peaceful
rest, and grant his family the strength to bear the


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