AGF Abdulganiyu Abdulrazaq
AGF Abdulganiyu Abdulrazaq

Tributes: Saraki, Third-Estate, Ilorin Emirate, Other Stakeholders Mourn First Northern Lawyer

Tributes have continued to pour in for the late first lawyer from Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Abdulrazaq as political leaders, groups send their condolence messages.

PRNigeria had reported that the Iconic lawyer, AGF Abdul-Razaq Dies at 93. He was the father of the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

AGF Abdul-razaq: Kwara Has Lost a Statesman, Says Saraki
Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has described the death of Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-razaq, Mutawalli of Ilorin as a loss of one of the statesmen produced by Kwara State.

Saraki in a statement released in Abuja noted that the late senior advocate who died at the age of 93 had lived a good life and contributed his own quota to the development of Kwara State and Nigeria in general.

“The late AGF as he was fondly called by people who knew him will be sorely missed and I believe he did his best in the service of our people in Kwara State and Nigeria as a lawyer, politician, diplomat and President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange”, Saraki noted.

Saraki who is the Waziri of Ilorin commiserated with Dr. Allimi Abdul-razaq and his siblings, the entire family of the deceased, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the entire Ilorin Emirate and the people of Kwara State. He also pray that Almighty Allah forgive the sins of the late Abdul-razaq and grant him a place in Aljannah Firdaus.

Signed
Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s Media Office
Abuja
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Third-Estate Mourns AGF Abdulrazaq
Members of the Third-Estate Ilorin Emirate have commiserated with the Ilorin Emirate, and Kwara State Government over the death of the first lawyer from Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Abdulrazaq (SAN).

Late Abdulrazaq was the father of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State.

In his condolence message, the President Third Estate, Mallam Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, commiserated with His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, CFR, the Emir of Ilorin and the Abdulrazaq family over the death of the first commissioner of Finance in the State and one of the early ministers in the first republic from the North.

“We also commiserate with our esteemed founding member, Mallam Isiaka Abdulrazaq, former Chief Financial Officer of NNPC, the entire family over the loss of their dutiful patriarch who left enduring legacies of hard work, integrity and selflessness.

“With the death of Alhaji Abdulganiyu Abdulrazaq SAN, popularly known as AGF, not only Northern Nigeria but the entire country has lost an uncommon patriot, an iconic lawyer and role model who had contributed immensely to the socio-economic development of our dear nation for several decades,” Nagode concluded.

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Death of AGF AbdulRazaq:The End of An Era-IEDPU President
The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union( IEDPU) has described the death of the Mutawali of Ilorin and the first Northern Nigerian lawyer, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho AbdulRazaq, SAN,OFR,as a big loss to the good people of Ilorin Emirate.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Union,Abubakar Imam, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ilorin today,quoted the Union’s National President, Alhaji Aliyu O. Uthman,fsi,to have described the passage of Alhaji AbdulRazaq as “the end of a most significant era in the annals of Ilorin Emirate, Kwara State and Nigeria”.

The statement said that Alhaji AbdulRazaq was a phenomenal figure in the march to greatness of Ilorin Emirate in many ways than one,saying that he was one of those who actually placed Ilorin Emirate in the sociopolitical and educational maps of Nigeria over many decades ago.

Alhaji Uthman said that Alhaji AbdulRazaq was not only the first University graduate produced by Ilorin Emirate but also the first “learned gentleman” produced by the entire Northern Nigeria ,a feat he recalled that great son of Ilorin Emirate recorded in February, 1955.

The IEDPU President commended what he called the “glittering patriotism” of the late foremost nationalist who was also the first Ambassador,the pioneer Federal Minister and first Honourable Commissioner produced by Ilorin Emirate, which saw him establishing the famous Government High School,which he named Ilorin College, Ilorin,in 1967, as the first private secondary school in Kwara State if not in the erstwhile Northern Region.

Alhaji Uthman thanked Allah for giving the late elder statesman long life,sound health and impeccable wisdom throughout his over 9 eventful decades on the surface of the earth,saying that history would never forget him.

The IEDPU President therefore condoled with His Excellency,the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Dr. Muhammad Alimi AbdulRazaq as well as the entire members of the distinguished family of the foremost lawyer on the death of their most illustrious patriarch. He also sympathised with His Royal Highness, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR,and the Emir of Zaria, Alhaji(Dr.)Shehu Idris on the death of Alhaji AbdulRazaq, who until his death was the Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zaria.

Alhaji Uthman prayed Allah to grant the soul of the elder statesman eternal rest and a space in Al-Janat Fridaouz and the entire people of Ilorin Emirate the fortitude to bear his death.

Signed:
Abubakar Imam,
National Publicity Secretary,
Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union
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Emirate Stakeholders Forum Mourns AGF Abdulrazak
Members of the Ilorin Emirate Stakeholders Forum joined people from far and near to mourn the passage of the Mutawwalin of Ilorin, Alh. AGF Abdulrazak, SAN (OFR).

In a condolence message signed by its President, Engr. Tunji Ahmed and made available to newsmen by the publicity secretary, Bolaji Aladie, the group described the late legal icon, who was the Tafidan of Zazzau (Zaria) Emirate and the first lawyer from the Northern Nigeria, as a symbol of professional excellence and a trailblazer.

“What we lost this time is more than just an elder statesman, we have lost a trailblazer and symbol of professional excellence, who brought much honors and recognitions to our community.”

“We extend our condolences to the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahaman, the Abdulrazak family and our father, the Emir of Ilorin as well as the Emirate traditional council. May Almighty Allah accept Baba AGF as one of his noblest servants (Ameen).

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Malete Community Mourns Abdulrazak

The Malete Community Development Association (MCDA) join the entire world to mourn the sad passage of Alhaji A. G. F. Abdulrazak.

We condole with His Excellency Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasak and the entire family and pray Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear the huge loss. We commiserate with the Emir of Ilorin at this time for we have suffered the loss of one of the illustrious son of the Emirate, a great personality of extraordinary character and intellect.

Alhaji AGF Abdul-rasak(SAN) wanted the best for the Kwara State and its people and contributed his quota diligently in various capacities to advance the course of KwaraState. He loved our state with uncompromising passion. May Almighty Allah grant the Soul of Alh. AGF Abdul-rasak (SAN) Echelons of Jannah and grant his immediate family the fortitude to bear the inconsolable loss. Ameen !
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Ilorin Anchor Condoles Governor Abdulrazaq

The members of Ilorin Anchor Men and Women Initiative, commiserate with The Abdulrazaq family, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq,Executive Governor of Kwara State, Ilorin Emirate, IEDPU , legal community and the Muslim ummah, over the demise of Alhaji Abdulganiy Folorunsho Abdulrazaq, SAN.( Muttawallin Ilory, Tafidan Zazzau Emirate)

The death of our father, grandfather and great grandfather, has again reminded us how ephemeral life is. It is our positive impacts in our community that will serve as our legacy. Baba AGF came , saw and conquered. He was a man of many firsts; the first lawyer from Northern Nigeria, and the first learned silk to emerge from the same region, among other achievements. Ilorin modern history can not be complete without his name.

The late legal luminary was a diplomat per excellence, an astute businessman, educationist and statesman. A devoted Muslim and family man, he played significant roles in many sectors of our lives. His brilliance and wisdom will be greatly missed.

The association sends condolences to HRM Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, CFR, HE Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Executive Governor, Kwara state. Ilorin Emirate council, Zazzau Emirate council, IEDPU, Ilorin Emirate, NBA, body of benchers, Nigeria and the entire Muslim Ummah. Ilorin Anchor joins the immediate family, Muslim ummah and others, to beseech Allah to make his grave an extension of rahodat li janat, rank him among the Mukrabin and make Al janat firdaos his final abode. Amin
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IEYDA mourns Mutawali of Ilorin, Alh AGF AbdulRazaq SAN
The Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association (IEYDA) has commiserated with the kwara state government over the death of his father Alh AbdulGaniyu AGF AbdulRazaq.

This is contained in a condolence message by the National President of the Association, Alh Abdullahi Babatunde Salahudeen and the National Publicity Secretary, Alh Muhammed Uthman Jagunma in Ilorin, the kwara state capital.

The Ilorin Emirate Youth also commiserated with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the widow of the deceased, Hajia Raliat Abdulrazaq, the state Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq and the entire family of AGF over the death of the first lawyer from the Northern Region, Alh AGF AbdulRasaq.

The IEYDA described late Mutawali of Ilorin as a grand-father and elder statesman that contribute immensely to the growth of Ilorin Emirate, kwara and the nation in general.

The Ilorin Emirate Youth however prayed Allah to give the entire family fortitude to bear the loss and grant the deceased Aljanat fridaous.

Late Mutawali of Ilorin, Alh AGF AbdulRasaq SAN died early hour of today at the age of 93

Alh. Mohammed Uthman Jagunmo
National Publicity Secretary IEYDA
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ALHAJI AGF ABDULRAZAQ: PIONEER; INSPIRATION; FATHER AND EXEMPLARY LIFE
Ina lilahi wa ina ilaihi raji’un
I’ve just seen the report of the passing of one of the greatest sons of Nigeria; the first lawyer from Northern Nigeria; an outstanding pioneer and very proud son of Ilorin Emirate, Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq, SAN; Mutawali Ilorin; Tafidan Zazzau. The story added that he passed peaceful this morning. We are all poorer today, with the passing of this exemplary human being; father; pioneer and uncommon achiever. Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq was an incredibly courageous individual, given the manner that his life was lived. Not only did he grow up far away from his home, Ilorin, but was also able to secure achievements that were not known to his contemporaries in Ilorin and Northern Nigeria of those times; these culminated in his becoming the first lawyer in the sprawling Northern Region, that became 19 states today.

And it was the remarkable story of his life, that he succeeded as a lawyer; a political leader; an administrator; a founder of a College; defender of the integrity of his community; and can we forget that he was also an incredibly exemplary parent too, giving birth to children, who have also made major marks, on the progress of our country. Of course, every man’s death diminishes us, in the words of the Poet, John Donne, because we are involved in mankind. And in the passing of the venerable Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq, we have lost an uncommon pioneer and inspiration; the one that blazed the trail of professional excellence and allowed generations upon generations, to begin to actualize themselves, as well as to be inspired for their own successful strivings in life. This is the venerable old man that we have just lost.

Professor Hampate Ba, the great Malian intellectual, famously said that the passing of an old African, is the equivalent of the burning of a library. In the passing of the distinguished Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq, we have lost a man of history, whose life traversed some of the most important phases of the history of almost a hundred years!
May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljanna Fir’daus. Amin. May Allah give His Highness, the Emir of Ilorin; the people of the Ilorin Emirate; the Zazzau Emirate; Northern Nigeria, that has just lost it’s FIRST lawyer; Nigeria, and finally the AbdulRazaq family ( especially our dearest Mama), the fortitude to bear the passing of Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq. Allah ya gafarta masa; ya kuma jikan sa da rahama. Amin

IS’HAQ MODIBBO KAWU (IMK)
SATURDAY, JULY 25TH, 2020
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Prof Sulaiman of NILDS Sends Condolence
The Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman has commiserated with His Excellency, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, The Governor of Kwara State, on the sudden demise of his father, Alh. Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq, SAN (OFR), who passed away in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Prof. Sulaiman described the late Mutawali of Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau as a legal luminary whose death will not only be felt by the people of Kwara State but the nation as a whole. He added that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers, who worked tirelessly towards advancing the legal profession in the country will be dearly missed.

While praying for the repose of the soul of the late Alh. Abdul-Razaq , Prof. Sulaiman also prayed to Allah (SWT) to grant the family and the people of Kwara State the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
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Alhaja Olatundun Babatunde Alanamu Condoles Gov. Abdulrahman Over Father’s Death

Alhaja Olatundun Babatunde Alanamu, commiserates with his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alahji Abdul-Rahaman Abdul-Rasaq and our Royal Father The Emir of Ilorin over the sudden passing away of our father, the First Mutawali of Ilorin Emirate, the first lawyer in the Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Abdul-Ganiy Folorunsho Abdul-Rasaq (SAN). In all ramifications Baba A.G.F is a man who lived a fulfilled life whose achievements and contributions to the growth of our society will continue to endure . May Allah The Almighty give the family of the Mutawali and the entire people of Ilorin Emirate great fortitude to bear this irreparable lost and grant the soul of the departed Aljana Firdousi.
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Oniyangi Condoles Kwara State Governor’s Family over Father’s Death!
Gubernatorial candidate of NPM, Mallam Abdulaziz Yinka Oniyangi condoles Kwara Governor on his Father’s Death.

Mallam Abdulaziz Yinka Oniyangi has describe the death of the patriarchy of the Abdulrasaq family, Alhaji Abdulganiy Folorunsho Abdulrasaq as a great loss not to the family alone, but to the people of Ilorin Emirate and the nation at large.

Oniyangi said The late Mutawali of Ilorin, Tafida of Zauzzau (Zaria) and Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers was a imitable legal model and a shinning light in Nigeria legal luminary.

Oniyangi also Sympathizes with the emir of Ilorin, as he lost one of his good ambassadors of the Ilorin Emirate as he grieves along with the family touchingly.

Abdulaziz describes the late Legal icon as an Elder statesmen, philanthropist and easy going man. His wealth of experience has remain invaluable overtime. May Almighty Allah count him among the dwellers of Janat ul Fridaos.

Signed:

Mallam Abdulaziz Yinka Oniyangi
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Rep Ajuloopin mourns exit of Governor Abdulrasaq’s father at 93

Rep Tunji Ajuloopin, the member representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, has commiserated with the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, over the death of his father Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq (SAN) (OFR)

The Governor’s father died at the age of 93 in Abuja in the earlier hour of Saturday.

The Lawmaker in a statement he personally signed described the death of the patriarch as a great loss not only to Kwara but the entire North Central, Nigeria.

Rep Ajuloopin condoled with Gov AbdulRazaq, the family and the entire Ilorin Emirates Council, while asking Allah to grant his soul Aljana firdaus.

The House Committee Chairman on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, said the patriarch would be remembered as the first lawyer in the whole of Northern Region.

Before his demised, he was Mutawali of Ilorin, Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria), and Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers. #END
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AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Support Group (AASG)

Inalilahi Wahinah ilehi Rajiun!

KWARA LOSS THE FIRST LAWYER OF THE NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA

We were shocked and saddened to hear the death of our Father, the grandfather,the great grandfather,the first lawyer in the Northern part of Nigeria.Alh,Abdulganiyu Folorunsho AbdulRazaq SAN (OFR) and the father to the Executive Governor of Kwara State.

This a big loss to the entire people of Ilorin and the good people of Kwara state and Nigeria as a whole.

Hon,iliasu Ibrahim and the entire members of the AASG commiserates with The Executive Governor of Kwara State Alh,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and The Emir of Ilorin HRH Alh Ibrahim Zulkarnain Gambari (CFR) and Ilorin emirate council.

May his soul be pleased with Alijanat firdaousi.Amen.

E-Signed: Alh. Isiaka Abdulganiyu Alikinla.
Ag. State Secretary (AASG)
25TH JULY 2020 Time:10:14AM
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Kwara Deputy Gov Mourns AGF Abdulrazaq

Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi has expressed sympathy to the Abdulrazaq family over the death of their patriarch, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdulrazaq, SAN.

Mr Alabi, who also condoled with the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, described the death of the first Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the Northern Region as a great loss not only to the Abdulrazaq family but also to Kwara State, Northern Region and indeed Nigeria at large.

He said that Kwara State, the former Northern Region and indeed Nigeria would never forget in a hurry, the many giant and laudable inputs of the late AGF Abdulrazaq to nation-building as well as sustenance of growth, development, peace and stability in the land.

The Deputy Governor recalled his fond memories of the former Kwara Commissioner for Finance. He described AGF Abdulrazaq as a faithful servant of Allah who lived to serve his God and humanity, especially the Northern Region and prayed for the repose of his soul.

Mr Alabi urged the Abdulrazaq family especially, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to take solace and be comforted by the fact that their patriarch came, saw and conquered.

Modupe Joel
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor
July 25, 2020
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