The vice-chairman and chief executive officer of Max Air, Bashir Mangal, has died.
His death was confirmed in a statement issued by Max Air’s media consultant on Friday.
The statement said that Mangal died on Friday morning, December 23, 2022.
The statement read, “Inna lillahi wa inna Ilaihi rajiun, this is to announce the death of our beloved brother Alhaji Bashir Barau Mangal vice chairman/CEO, Max Air in the early hours of today Friday 23rd December 2022. May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus.”
Mangal is the younger brother of Dahiru Mangal, Chairman, Max Air, and one of the richest men in Katsina state.
The aviation company described Mangal as a seasoned administrator, an excellent manager of human and material resources, a consummate investor, and “a complete gentleman whose words are his bonds”.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, described the deceased as one who distinguished himself in discharging his duty in the company.
Atiku tweeted, “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.”
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