By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State on the passing on of his father, Alhaji Umaru Badami.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday, the President also commiserated with the family, friends and associates of the 82-year-old who retired from the Nigerian Army in 1984.
Describing the late octogenarian as “humble, hardworking, generous, disciplined and God-fearing,” Buhari applauded his patriotic services to his fatherland, community and humanity.
He urged Governor Fintiri and his siblings to keep alive the salutary values which their late father embodied.
The President prayed Almighty God to console those who mourn the departed ex-serviceman and grant his soul rest.