Tinubu Media office
Former of Lagos State governor and national leader to the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described late Umaru Shinkafi as a patriot who served Nigeria well.
” He was a destabilized Nigerian who was passionate about the unity and progress of Nigeria. He was a man of great integrity and stable character as I have come to know him over decades” , Tinubu said.
“Shinkafi served as a foremost security expert helping Nigeria to establish an intelligence and security structure that serves the country up till today. His death is a great national loss.
He was a leading northern leader and mobilizer and he built a network of friends across ethnic and religious divides. Soft spoken but deeply knowledgeable and considerate he was one not to let up on his conviction that the political elites must team up for the task of nation building.
He will be sorely missed. His wisdom and people skills will also be missed. I condole with family and friends and with both the spiritual and political leadership in Sokoto.
-Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.