By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The death has occurred of Alhaji Idris Hussain, the father of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, at the age of 96.
A statement by the Director of Information, Press and Public Relations, Mr Henshaw Ogubike, in Abuja, said that the late patriarch “died in the early hours of today (Wednesday), after a protracted illness at the age of 96 years”.
According to the statement, the late Alhaji Idris Hussain was a businessman and a philanthropist of high repute.
He hailed from Daneji Quarters in Kano Municipal Local Government Council of Kano State. The statement further said that the deceased who has been buried according to Muslim rites, “is survived by many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren amongst whom is Alhaji Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation”.
“In line with Federal Government lockdown and social distancing directive occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no gathering to mourn the dead. Condolences will be received via correspondences, phone calls, text messages, electronic and social media”, the statement added.