By: Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed his condolences on the demise of an outstanding academic, administrator and politician, Dr Shettima Mustapha, saying that he leaves behind an indelible record of contribution to national development.
This was part of the released by the Presidential spokesman Malam Garba Shehu made available to our reporter in Maiduguri Rakiya Karaye Garba.
Shehu’s statement quote President Buhari saying that Dr. Mustapha, OFR, served as Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources and in 2007 was appointed Minister of Defence in the cabinet of President Umaru Yar’Adua. Later he became Minister of Interior.
The President also said “The late Shettima was indomitable, full of life and insightful. He had strong belief in Nigeria’s strength and capabilities. He inspired many generations of Nigerians to believe in our agriculture,” said the President.
And also send his condolences to his family, the government and people of Borno State and his many admirers. We will miss him greatly but we will never forget him.