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Kwara Gov, Abdulrazaq Loses Father

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.

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

He was the first Commissioner of Finance for Kwara State after the state was created in 1967.

He was President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2000 – 2003 and Vice-President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 1983 – 2000.

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; Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq; Dr. Alimi Abdulrasaq, a former Executive Director of NNPC; Isiaka Abdulrasaq; Sen. Khairat Gwadabe and a former First Lady of Kwara State, Hajiya Aishat Lawal.

Arrangements are being made to fly his corpse to Ilorin for burial later today.

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