July 29, 2014
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, has lost a son, Hamza, to a car crash in Abuja.
The former minister and political activist announced his son’s death today.
“From Allah we came and to him we shall return,” the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader wrote in a brief obituary.
“Please join our family in praying for the repose of the soul of my son Hamza El-Rufai, who died in a motor accident in Abuja.” Hamza, 23, is a student of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai, and was billed to graduate in 2015.
Hamza’s death comes just three months after El-Rufai’s elder brother lost his daughter, Zainab El-Rufai Mohammed, to sickle cell anaemia.
Zainab was survived by her husband Mohammed and a baby boy.
In November 2011, Nasir also lost Yasmin, his eldest daughter, to epilepsy in the United Kingdom. She was 25 at the time of her death.
Nasir El-Rufai and the late daughter, Yasmin