President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of foremost Igbo leader and philanthropist Abdulaziz Ude of Enugu State.
Reacting to the death of the media investor in a condolence message by his spokesman Garba Shehu on Monday, President Buhari described Ude as “one of the most unostentatious philanthropists in the country who worked for humanity without making any noise about it.”
According to him, doing goodness without bragging about it is one of the greatest virtues and the late Ude had passed such a test of humility with distinction.
”We also have to give credit to the deceased because of his significant contributions to the creation of Anambra, Ebonyi and Delta by being one of the signatories or advocates for that effort.
”Apart from his philanthropic activities, the late Alhaji Ude was also an advocate of religious tolerance, who didn’t discriminate against anyone because of religious differences,” the president added.
Buhari prayed to Allah to forgive Ude’s shortcomings and reward his good deeds with paradise.