Presidency Announces Death Of SA Special Duties

Alhaji Tijani Yusuf, the Special Assistant (Special Duties) to Jalal Arabi, Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, is dead

The Presidency announced the passing of Alhaji Yusuf via a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, Yusuf, who is popularly known as TJ, died on Wednesday, July 31st after a brief illness.

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The statement added that: “Deployed to the State House in 1994 from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development, he rose to the rank of Director in 2013, and retired in 2016 after decades of serving several Nigerian military and civilian leaders.

“Following his mandatory retirement on the basis of age, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Permanent Secretary.

“The late Yusuf will be sorely missed by the Management and Staff of the State House.

“After prayers at the Abuja National Mosque, his remains were conveyed for interment in his hometown, Minna, Niger State” part of the statement read

“The late Alhaji Yusuf was married and had children.

“May his soul rest in peace.