BEVERLY HILLS, May 23, (THEWILL) – The founder of NASCO Group of Companies, Ahmed Nasreddin, has died at the age of 96.
Reacting to his death on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari described the passing of the patriarch of the NASCO family as a great loss not only to Plateau State, but also to the entire country.
The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, noted that “the pioneering role of the industrialist in the development of agriculture in Northern Nigeria since 1963 was a historic giant stride for which he would never be forgotten.”
He said the late Nasreddin “was a man of vision who built the company from strength to strength and became one of the biggest employers of labour in the country.”
According to the President, “the deceased lived a fulfilled life having witnessed the tremendous impact made by his company in the life of the people and on the economy of the country.”