By: Omar Mohamed Farah
Somalilandsun – Former Somaliland Minister of labor and social affairs Dr. Abdi Aw Dahir Ali passed away in Burao after a massive heart attack.
According to family sources the late minister died at a local Burao hospital after he was rushed there on the night of 5th April 2016 following heart complications.
Following the unexpected demise of the Doctor turned politician a number of personalities among the Somaliland president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo and Speaker of parliament cum Wadani party leader Abdirahman Irro extended condolences
In his message of Condolences sent to the Family, relatives and friends of the lets Dr Aw Dahir President Silanyo in his own behalf, that of the government and people of Somaliland stated that the deceased was in the forefront for the struggle for freedom and nationhood of Somaliland.
The head of state who worked closely with the departed also touched on his lengthily political association leading to him appointing Dr Abdi Aw Dahir to his cabinet, president Silanyo further acknowledged that the late Aw Dahir was a medical surgeon of reckon.
During his tenure as a senior political appointee in the Silanyo administration the late Dr Abdi AW Dahir held positions as Minister of Livestock as well as minister of Labour and social affairs respectively.
Similarly the speaker of Somaliland parliament Abdirahman Mohamed Abdilahi Irro who led a high level delegation of senior Wadani party officials to the home of the deceased said that the country has lost a great citizen who served with distinction as both a political leader and Medical doctor.
The late Abdi Aw Dahir shall be given a state burial at the Burao cemetery where several high ranking colleagues and well wishing citizens are expected to attend.
Inalilaahi wa inaa raajicuun