President Muhammadu Buhari says he is pained by the death of Haruna Ungogo.

The diplomat passed away on November 1.

He was Nigeria’s former ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq.

Buhari’s message on Thursday was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.

The President commiserated with family of the deceased, the government and people of Kano State.

“I am saddened by the demise of Ambassador Haruna Ungogo, a rare talent and a brilliant teacher who played diverse roles and achieved extraordinary feats in the service of the country. His memory will be with us for a long time”, he said.

Buhari appointed the mathematics teacher as an envoy in 2016.

Ungogo previously served as Secretary to the Kano Government.

He was also a Finance Commissioner and Rector, Kano State Polytechnic.

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