<!– Professor Ibrahim Ayagi: dies at 80 –>
By Ismaila Chafe/Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to renowned scholar and professor of economics, Prof. Ibrahim Ayagi who died on Saturday.
Ayagi was 80 years old. He died after a protracted illness.
Buhari described him as an accomplished economist, banker and administrator
The President said Ayagi had made outstanding contributions to the development of education in northern Nigeria, promotion of entrepreneurship and small businesses.
He observed that, as the former Chairman of the National Economic Intelligence Committee (NEIC), the late Ayagi would be long remembered and honoured for his diligent and professional roles in tackling Nigeria’s crippling foreign debt.
President Buhari extended heartfelt condolences to Ayagi’s family, the government and people of Kano and his many friends, students and admirers.
The President also appealed to the multitude of mourners and sympathisers, particularly in home state of the deceased, to maintain social distancing, stay-at-home and observe all precautionary measures to curtail the transmission of the Coronavirus.
He prayed that God would grant Ayagi’s soul eternal rest and comfort all who mourned
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