Umar Pariya, one of the closest aides of a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, is dead.
Mr Pariya died on Tuesday morning in Dubai after a brief illness.
A family source who confirmed the death to DAILY NIGERIAN said the deceased had been on life support for about two weeks ago.
In his reaction to the death, President Muhammadu Buhari said: “I received the news of the death of your close aide, Alhaji Pariya, with a heavy heart.
“It is very touching to lose such a personal aide of many years. May Allah grant you the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
‘‘May Allah grant his family the strength to absorb the impact of this death, forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds in the hereafter.”
Mr Pariya died on Tuesday at a Dubai hospital.