Reacting to Birma’s demise in a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said:
“I am deeply touched by the passing of Dauda Birma, one of the finest and most decent politicians of our time.
“Birma was a disciplined and respectable politician who gave politics a good image through personal examples.
“I must also state here that Dauda Birma was a committed party man that worked passionately and assiduously for the success of our party.
“May Allah forgive his shortcomings, reward his good deeds with paradise, and grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.’’