Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, has condoled with the family of a septuagenarian, Alhaji Aliyu Bagudo, who died on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi at the age of 78.
The Special Adviser, Media to the governor, Malam Yahaya Sarki, in a statement on Saturday said that Bagudu paid a condolence visit to the late septuagenarian’s family in Birnin Kebbi on Friday.
He was accompanied by two former governors of the state, Sen. Adamu Aliero and Alhaji Saidu Dakingari.
Bagudu said, “we are here for a condolence of the demise of the renowned devout and patriotic elder statesman.
“We are here on behalf of the people and Government of Kebbi on this unfortunate loss of our late erudite statesman.
“Death is inevitable and all of us must at one time or the other die at God’s appointed time.
“His family, relatives, well wishers and all of us must take heart and pray to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannat Firdaus, as well as give us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.
The late elder statesman who was buried on Friday in Birnin Kebbi according to Islamic rites is survived with four widows, 25 children and 72 grand children.
Earlier, the Chief of Staff, Government House, Birnin Kebbi, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad-Argungu, offered special prayers for the reposed of the soul of late Bagudo.
Also present at the occasion were a member Rep. Muhammad Umar Jega, representing Jega-Aliero Federal Constituency, Dr. Hussaini Suleiman-Kangiwa, Chairman Persons with Disability Commission, and commissioners. (NAN)