Aikhomu Was An Embodiment Of Humility –Atiku

Atiku Abubarka

Atiku Abubarka

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said the death of former Vice President Augustus Aikhomu is another great loss to Nigeria, considering the deceased’s nation-building roles while he served the country.


Atiku Abubarka

Atiku said in a statement in Abuja by his media office that Aikhomu’s contributions to the stability of the country cannot be forgotten so soon.

He said Aikhomu was such a detribalised gentleman who combined that with humility and joviality.

“He was accessible to almost all Nigerians while he was in office,” Atiku said.

In the words of Atiku Abubakar, “the late Aikhomu had demystified public office to a point public office was no long feared or considered a no-go area for the citizens in a strictly military environment.”

Atiku recalled that during his public life, the late Aikhomu kept away from controversy, speaking only when it was necessary.

He said Aikhomu performed his job faithfully without fishing for publicity while doing so, saying that this is a rare quality among those exposed to the trappings of power.

According to him, Aikhomu was team player, a quality that had endeared him to many.

“We haven’t seen much of him in recent years, but on the few occasions we met, he was very lively and jovial and it was a real pleasure to see him in spite of the cancer that ravaged him from within.”

He prayed for the repose of his soul and for strength to the family to bear the loss.

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