President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President David Mark have sent condolences to the government and people of Katsina State on the death of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Dikko Yusuf.
President Jonathan also commiserated with Alhaji Yusuf’s family as well as the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, on the demise of the respected leader of the cultural and political association.
“The president shares their grief as they mourn the eminent Nigerian who served his country dutifully throughout his successful career in the Nigerian Police, and later on, as a political leader and elder statesman.
“The president believes that MD Yusuf, as he was fondly called by his friends and associates, will long be remembered for his outstanding political courage and exemplary determination during Nigeria’s transition to democracy after years of military rule,” a statement by presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said.
President Jonathan recalled that as leader of the Grassroots Democratic Movement at that time, the late MD Yusuf embodied some of the best values of bravery and patriotism.
The president prayed that Almighty Allah would grant his soul eternal rest and comfort all who mourn him.
Similarly, Senator Mark in the condolence message described late Yusuf as an exemplary police officer who promoted professionalism and discipline during his stint as the helmsman in the force.
“Late Yusuf was one police boss who ensured the protection of lives and properties of all citizens without compromise. He was a pan- Nigerian who built bridges of peace and unity. He believed and worked for the indivisibility of one Nigeria where all citizens are treated as equals,” he stated.
On his foray into politics, the president of the Senate noted that late Yusuf was a shining star on the political turf as the then founder and presidential candidate of Movement for Democracy and Justice, MDJ.
The senator prayed that the almighty God grant him eternal rest just as he told the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that late Yusuf left his positive footprint on the sand of time.

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