Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has lost his close aide, Umar Pariya. Pariya was one of those who served him as Vice-President and remained in his close circle.
Pariye, whose cause of death is unknown, reportedly died in Dubai.
His death was announced by Yakubu Dogara, the former House of Representatives Speaker in several tweets on Tuesday:
“I received with shock the sad news of the sudden death of Alhaji Umar Pariya. Alh Pariya was an exceptionally gifted and energetic man who pursued with courage; causes that were larger than himself. Humility was his trademark and loyalty his seal.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family & pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace. I also specially condole with our leader, His Excellency former Vice President, Alhaji @atiku Wazirin Adamawa.
“Undoubtedly, you have lost a loyal, hardworking and committed associate who stood by and with you in all circumstances. May God comfort you and fill the huge vacuum created by Alhaji Pariya’s demise”.