Ribadu mourns late customs boss, Ahmed Bello Hamman Kojoli

The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu has expressed deep shock over the demise of former customs boss, Alhaji Ahmed Bello Hamman Kojoli.

Kojoli reportedly died on 26 January 2022 in Abuja at the age of 73.

While acknowledging the valiant contributions made by the late elder statesman in nation building, Ribadu said, history will remember the deceased as a bridge builder, peace maker and a true Patriot.

He said the death of the elder statesman has created a huge vacuum that will be difficult to fill noting that his philanthropy, wise counsel, deep knowledge and humanitarianism will be sorely missed.

Ribadu said it is sad that a people’s pillar, a reservoir of knowledge and a beacon of hope has fallen at this crucial time of our national life noting that he was consoled by the fact that Kojoli lived a life of service to Allah and humanity.

“When I visited him on his sick bed in Abuja, little did I envisage that, that is my last meeting with him. I was deeply devastated when the sad news of his death filtered the airwaves like a thunderstorm.

“But my consolation is in the fact that Kojoli, a long time friend and a big brother lived a life worthy of emulation.

“We are all consoled by the fact that Kojoli is both a trail blazer, a goal getter and a problem solver all molded into one. We are happy for a life well spent.

“May Allah rewards him with the highest portion of his paradise,” Ribadu said.

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