The Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Max Air, Alhaji Bashir Mangal is dead.
Bashir, the younger brother of the business mogul and Chairman of Max Air, Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal, died in the early hours of Friday, in Abuja after a brief illness.
A family source revealed to Daily Trust that funeral prayer for the deceased would take place in Katsina by 5.00pm today.
Reacting to the development, the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said the late aviation expert was known for his diligence in business and patriotism.
I am saddened to hear of the death of Bashir Barau Mangal, the Vice Chairman and CEO of Max Air.
I knew Bashir as a man with a high entrepreneurial spirit, having come from a renowned Bangal family of Katsina, who are well known for their diligence in business and patriotism in nation-building.
He distinguished himself in the aviation industry by maintaining standards that ensured comfort to the flying public and, by extension, was known to have brought smiles to those around him.
On behalf of my family and my team, I offer my condolences to the Mangal family and pray for Almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal rest.