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Published On: Mon, Oct 22nd, 2018

Hamman Tukur: We’ve lost an icon of credibility-Buhari

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By Lawrence Olaoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “profound sadness’’ over the death of former Chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Eng. Hamman Tukur on Saturday.
According to a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by Buhari’s spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, Tukur, a former Managing Director of defunct National Electric Power Authority, was credited with the introduction of monetisation policy in government, a scheme that substantially streamlined and brought down the cost of governance in Nigeria.
The President described Tukur as “a dedicated, disciplined, decent and credible public servant who served Nigeria with an untainted record.’’
“Tukur’s passion for service should remind us that a good name is by far more important than illegal accumulation of wealth,’’ Buhari said, adding that “History and posterity will judge everyone based on their character.’’
The President said the former Chairman of RMAFC was focused and courageous in all his national assignments, which included working with the Ministry of Mines, Power and Steel and the Ministry of Petroleum before chairing the RMAFC.
Buhari urged Nigerians to emulate late Tukur’s enviable good record of serving the country without blemish and living a life of sacrifice.
He prayed that the almighty God will receive the gentle soul of the deceased and grant his family members the fortitude to bear the great loss.

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