Ahmed, Saraki, Others Mourn Adamu Attah’s Death


Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and Senator Bukola Saraki have expressed sadness over the death of former governor Adamu Attah, who died yesterday at 88.

Ahmed, in a statement by his spokesman Abdulwahab Oba, said the demise of Attah, was shocking and a national loss.

Ahmed said Nigeria had lost the wisdom of an elder statesman with the death of the former governor.

Saraki in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Bankole Omishore, described Attah “as a statesman of repute and a stakeholder in the Nigerian project whose records and antecedent are clear in the history of Kwara and Nigerian politics”.

“Though gone, the impact of Alhaji Adamu Attah cannot be under-estimated in Kwara politics. His departure is painful, but the fact that his wealth of wisdom in the history of Kwara State administration will be missed is more painful”, he said.

In his condolence message, former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode said Attah was “not just a close friend and political associate of my late father during the days of the NPN but he was also the father of my first wife Saratu and the grandfather of my first child Folake.

“I loved and admired Uncle Adamu deeply and I shall miss him enormously. He was indeed one of those that inspired and encouraged me to get into politics in 1989.

“His tenure as Governor of the old Kwara state between 1979 and 1983 during the Second Republic was second to none and he was undoubtedly one of the all-time greats in the political arena of our country.”

Chairman of Kogi State chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Aloysius Okino has also described the death of Alhaji Adamu Atta, as a great loss to the country.

He said when Attah was governor of old Kwara State, he touched the lives of people positively, particularly rural dwellers.