Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has mourned the death of Elder Stateman, Ahmed Joda who died on Friday, August 13, 2021.
Gatekeepers News reports that Abubakar says the news of the death of Joda comes with some kind of a jolt even though he lived to a prime age.
The former Vice President who is the Wazirin Adamawa made this known in a statement he tagged “Joda: An iroko has fallen” on Friday.
He wrote, “…our beautiful Adamawa State has lost a colossus. Indeed, an iroko tree has fallen in Nigeria, particularly Northern Nigeria.”
According to him, Joda belonged to the first generation of Adamawa indigenes who put our state and the North on the map of modern Nigeria.
Abubakar further wrote, “His stature as an accomplished administrator was towering and colourful. He was a shining star in the galaxy of Nigeria’s public servants.
“Ahmed Joda, with a few of his peers, wrote the rule book of Nigeria’s civil service and his footprints will remain indelible.”
Abubakar while mourning “this great Nigerian” with immense contribution to the growth of the nation, prayed that the Almighty Allah accepts his soul and provides his family with the fortitude to bear the loss of a forthright and iconic patriarch.