President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Shehu Malami, aged 85 as “sad and shocking.”
It was learnt that Malami passed on in Cairo, Egypt, after a brief illness.
The president in a statement by his, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said, “This is such shocking and sad news. I am absolutely stunned to hear this. It is another reminder of how fragile life is.
“He was a business leader respected globally who believed in this country’s economic prowess. He was an icon of business and industry and a graceful traditionalist.
‘‘His passing is a big loss to the nation. Condolences to his family and friends, the Sultanate and the government and people of Sokoto State. May his soul rest in peace,” said the President.