son, Bukola Saraki, who announced the death said the
family ”take solace in knowing that our father lived an exemplary life of
service, and selfless devotion to the development of his people and nation.”
“Baba will be sorely missed,” Bukola, former
governor of Kwara state, now a senator said.
He was born 17th of May, 1933 in Ilorin, Kwara State, he attended the Eko
Boys High School for his secondary education and proceeded to London for his
university education, attending the University of London and St George’s
Hospital Medical School, after which he returned to Nigeria to work as a
medical officer at the General Hospital, Lagos and the Creek Hospital, Lagos.