President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday commiserated with the family of he late Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, who died along Kaduna-Abuja road while on the way to a hospital in Abuja on Wednesday following a protracted illness.
The 82-year-old Taraba-born, Kaduna-based billionaire and Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, left behind two wives and 33 children, including Rufai Chanchangi, a member of the House of Representatives.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, also commiserated with the government and people of his home state, Taraba, and that of Kaduna, where he lived, on the demise of the notable entrepreneur.
He noted that the deceased devoted his wealth to the advancement of the welfare of others, “instead of pursuing conspicuous consumption in a society overwhelmed by poverty.”
The President acknowledged Chanchangi’s “selfless commitment to humanitarian causes, demonstrated in his offering succour to those in need, sponsoring community enlightenment programmes and uplifting people’s spiritual well-being.”