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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq loses father



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Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazaq, SAN, father of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, is dead.

A statement by Dr Alimi Abdulrazaq made the announcement on Saturday on behalf of the family.

Aged 93, late Abdulrazaq, the first Northern Nigerian lawyer, Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria) died in Abuja in the early hours of Saturday.

Born in 1927, late Abdulrazaq who was chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2 am on Saturday, according to the statement.

He also served Nigeria in various capacities including as Nigeria’s ambassador to Ivory Coast, among others.

He is survived by his 90-year-old wife, Hajia Raliat Abdulrazaq, illustrious children, including Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and grandchildren.

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