The remains of the late former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, have been laid to rest in Abuja.
The body of Dikko, who died on Thursday after a protracted illness was interred at the Gudu Cemetery according to Islamic rites on Friday.
His janaza (funeral prayer) at the National Mosque in Abuja was attended by a huge crowd of family members, well-wishers and other mourners.
Dikko was born in 1960 in Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State. He joined the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in 1988.
He was appointed comptroller-general of the NCS by former President Umaru Yar’adua in 2009 and served in the office until 2015.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family and friends, the government and people of Katsina State on the demise of Abdullahi Dikko Inde, the immediate past Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, conveyed the president’s condolence message in a statement in Abuja on Friday.
The president acknowledged Inde’s past services to the nation, and prayed to Allah to accept the good deeds and forgive the sins of the deceased.
He prayed almighty God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.