Buhari expresses sadness over death of Tahir Fadallah

Tahir Fadallah

Tahir Fadallah

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Tahir Fadallah a prominent businessman, sports promoter and President of the Lebanese Community in Kano.

Buhari made his feelings known in a statement on Friday by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu.

Shehu had broken news of Tahir’s death early on Friday.

Buhari condoled the Fadallah family on behalf of his family and the nation.

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Buhari noted that the businessman and manufacturer, known to employ hundreds of workers in the many businesses he ran, was “greatly respected and admired”.

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

In his lifetime, Tahir had associated very closely with political and traditional authorities, dedicating a lot of his resources to philanthropy and the promotion of sports.

He owned and managed the budding football club, “Tahir Babes” in Kano.

The body of the deceased, who died after a protracted illness in Beirut, Lebanon, is due in Kano for burial on Saturday.

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