Imbibe patriotic commitment of Allison Ayida, Buhari tells Nigerians

Imbibe patriotic commitment of Allison Ayida, Buhari tells Nigerians
November 09 20:52 2018

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Ayida family, the government and people of Delta state on the transition of their patriarch, distinguished son and elder statesman, Mr Allison Akene Ayida.

As the remains of the former federal permanent secretary, political economist and board-room guru are interred, the President recalled Ayida’s decades of public service to his fatherland, urging younger Nigerians and public servants to emulate his uncommon patriotism.

“Nigeria will surely miss his wide experience in public and private services. We need people like him and his colleagues, the celebrated super permanent secretaries, who exhibited remarkable commitment to the progress and unity of the country,” he said.

The President prayed that Almighty God would comfort the family, close associates and admirers of the fifth Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and grant the soul of the octogenarian eternal rest.