By Lawrence Olaoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Umar Lawan Kareto, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the loss of his son, Imran, yesterday.
The deceased was 24 years old.
According to a statement made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President in a message to the family delivered by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, noted that the loss of such a lively young man at this time could not but cause immense grief to all who knew him.
“This is a great loss. Imran was such a brilliant young man. Full of life, with a lot of promise, he had consistently distinguished himself wherever he was found. He shone in the schools he went, won many Letters of Commendation, and was a friend to all. His generation has lost a shining star,” the President said.
He prayed that Allah will give the family, courage to bear the loss, especially strengthen the siblings who looked up to him for inspiration and also comfort colleagues at the Nigerian Shippers Council where he worked.