By Abdullahi Kano
The Management of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN) Maradi, has condoled with the Government of Niger Republic, family and friends of late Minister of Labour, Mohamed Ben Omar.
Kano Daily reports that the minister died on Sunday at the main hospital of the capital Niamey.
The condolence was contained in a statement signed by MAAUN President, Prof. Adamu Abubakar-Gwarzo and made available to newsmen on Monday in Kano.
Abubakar-Gwarzo described the death of the minister as a great loss not only to his immediate family, but to the entire people of Niger Republic in view of his immense contribution to the development of education when he was the country’s Minister of education.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Ben Omar Mohamed passing, who until his death, was the former Minister of Higher Education and later the Minister of Labour, Niger Republic,” Abubakar-Gwarzo said.
He said the death of Mohamed at this critical moment has created a huge vacuum not only for the immediate family but the entire Niger Republic.
“On behalf of the board of trustees and management of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger, we wish to extend our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and entire people of Niger Republic over the death of the Minister.
“We prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest, and to give his family as well as his associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.” Abubakarb-Gwarzo prayed.