President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to the family of Muhammadu Ishaq, a Hausa folk singer who passed away.


Ishaq, who is famously called Forest, breathed his last on Saturday.

In a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, Buhari mourned the deceased.

Buhari recalled his last visit to the late singer three months ago on the occasion of the last Sallah in Daura.


It is understood that he had extensively discussed the deceased’s health with him.

“His passing away is a loss to our party, the All Progressives Congress, a party he vigorously marketed using his unparalleled talent as a singer, and a loss to the Hausa society and our cultural world at large,” Buhari said.

According to the president, the deceased will be remembered as a poetic legend.


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