Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has commiserated with the Saudi Arabian Embassy over the sudden and shocking death of the Ambassador in Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji, who passed away in his sleep less than 48 hours after returning from his country.
Governor Ganduje was received at the Embassy in Abuja by the Deputy Ambassador, Muhammad Al-Bazaan, expressed gratitude over the condolence visit, revealing that he (Ganduje) was the first governor to pay such visit.
Late Bostaji received Governor Ganduje late last year when the governor went to invite him to attend the state Free and Compulsory Basic and Secondary Education Summit and requested for the support and partnership of the Sa'udi government in the area of education.
The late Ambassador was in Kano when the state was holding the Summit, along with other diplomats from other nations who graced the occasion.
"We are indeed mourning the passing away of this gentleman whose humility was visible for all to see. We are of course in a mourning mood. And we will continue to mourn over his shocking death," governor said.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the late Ambassador, he extended his condolences to the Kingdom of Sa'udi Arabia and his family through the Embassy on behalf of the government and people of Kano state and prayed that Allah gives them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Ganduje reminded how cooperative the late Ambassador was in assisting the education sector in the country as a whole, which, according to the governor, "...informed his viable support to the education of our people. His Excellency the late Ambassador was exceptional and extremely unassuming."