By Kamal Ololade Ahmed
AbdulGaniy Folorunso AbdulRazaq SAN, the father of the Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is dead.
According to a statement by Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, the senior advocate of Nigeria died around 2am on Saturday in Abuja. He was aged 93years.
The statement partly reads, “with total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, the AbdulRazaqs of Ilorin Emirate of Kwara State hereby announce the passing of their patriarch and statesman Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR) at the age of 93 in Abuja. He was born in 1927.
“The Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau(Zaria), who was Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, died peacefully at about 2a.m. on Saturday July 25th, 2020(the 4th day of Dhul-Hijjah 1441 AH.)
“The first lawyer from the Northern Region is survived by his 90-year-old wife Alhaja Raliat AbdulRazaq, illustrious children (including incumbent Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq), and grandchildren.
“Arrangement for his interment will be announced by the family shortly.”