The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday expressed shock and sadness at the death of the first acting national secretary of the Forum, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.
A terse statement signed by ACF National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, described the former All Progressives Congress (APC) national vice chairman, North West zone as a gentleman who contributed immensely to the establishment and growth of the Forum.
“We woke up at ACF today (Monday) with the sad news of the death of a gentleman who played a leading role in the formative days of our Forum.
“Barrister Inuwa Abdulkadir was the first legal/administrative adviser of the Forum and later the first acting National Secretary.
“He was a prominent national politician who amongst others served Nigeria in the position of Minister for Youth and Social Development. He was also the National Vice Chairman of his political party, the APC.
“In the ACF we remember him as a perfect gentleman, very knowledgeable and yet humble. These attributes he put to use as he nurtured the ACF in its infant days.
“We pray for the repose of his soul and the condolence of his family and close associates,” Yawe said.