Kwara State Governor Loses His Dad, Alh. Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq


Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrasaq, father of the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, is dead at the age of 92.

Alh. Abdulganiyu, who was the first lawyer from the Northern parts of Nigeria died in the early hours of Saturday, July 25 in Lagos.

He passed on less than four months to his 93rd birthday.

Apart from being Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, he was the first Commissioner of Finance for Kwara State after the state was created in 1967.

He was President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2000 – 2003 and Vice-President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 1983 – 2000

He is survived by his wife,  Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, Dr. Alimi Abdulrasaq, a former Executive Director of NNPC, Isiaka Abdulrasaq, Sen. Khairat Gwadabe and a former First Lady of Kwara  State, Hajiya Aishat Lawal.

Arrangements are being made to fly his corpse to Ilorin for burial later today.

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