A former Nigerian ambassador to Central African Republic, Amb. Yahaya Tabari, is dead. Tabari died in an auto-crash on Monday night on Kaduna-Zaria expressway at the age of 64.
A close relation to the family, Nuhu-Bayero, said that the funeral prayer for the deceased would hold at his family residence at Rimin-Kambari, Zaria city by 2:00p.m. Tuesday, July 19.
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Tabari had worked with Nigerian Foreign Mission in several countries including Saudi Arabia, Benin Republic and Central Africa Republic among others.
Amb. Tabari is survived by a wife, Hajiya Binta and five children.
May his soul rest in peace…
Meanwhile, the France Ambassador to Nigeria, Denis Guaer, has given an indication on why President Muhammadu Buhari is popular in the international community.
Disclosing this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja, the envoy said:
“Buhari presented the fight against corruption as his main priority objective and I think it is probably the main reason why he was elected.”
“It is also the reason why he has become immediately so popular also abroad within the international community. Everybody is thinking this president is really willing this time to confront the problem of corruption.
“I think Buhari is really trying and trying very hard; it appears to me as a historical effort to fight corruption.”
Speaking on the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country, Guaer said the it was partly due to corruption.
“This brings us back to the question of corruption also. In the whole northern part of Nigeria, public services are in a very bad shape.
“Education and healthcare are in very bad shape and this is a problem of governance; resources have to be rededicated to restore public services in the whole northern Nigeria.
“That is difficult now because unfortunately the revenues of Nigeria are down because of the oil price and destruction of oil pipelines,’’ he said.