The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, 86, on Wednesday.

In a statement on Thursday by Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Saraki said Chanchangi, “an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist would be missed for his philanthropy, diligence, management finesse and humility.

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“Chanchangi will be remembered as one of the nation’s great men, who grew from a humble beginning to become a highly-respected international figure through hard work,” he said.

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Saraki commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, especially his son, Mr Rufai Chanchangi, a member of the 8th National Assembly, the people and governments of Kaduna and Taraba states.

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While praying God to grant the deceased’s soul a place in “Aljanah Firdaus”, he called on his family to take solace in the fact that Chanchangi lived a “highly impactful life worthy of emulation.