Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazaq: dies at 92

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazaq, father of Kwara governor, is dead.

Abdulrazaq, popularly known as AGF, was also the first lawyer from the northern part of the country.

He died in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja.

He passed on less than four months to his 93rd birthday, according to his eldest son, Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, who announced his passage.

Abdulrazaq was the first Kwara Commissioner of Finance upon the creation of the state in 1967.

The former Nigerian Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire also worked at the Nigerian Stock Exchange for a number of decades.

He is survived by his wife; his children, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq; Dr. Alimi Abdulrasaq, a former Executive Director of NNPC; Isiaka Abdulrasaq; Sen. Khairat Gwadabe and a former First Lady of Kwara State, Hajiya Aishat Lawal

Arrangements are being made to fly his corpse to Ilorin for burial later today.