Wike, Jerry Gana, Senators, Dogara, Petroleum minister grace Sen Aduda’s mother-inlaw’s funeral By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja

Prof Jerry Gana and some other dignitaries at the funeral service of Senator Adudas's mother-inlaw in Karu LGA of Nasarawa state on Friday

Wike, Jerry Gana, Senators, Dogara, Petroleum minister grace Sen Aduda’s mother-inlaw’s funeral
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja

The FCT minister Barrister Nyemso Wike, former minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof Jerry Gana, Senators, house of representatives member, Obi Cubana, wife of the former senate president, Mrs Toyin Bukola Saraki and top politicians and party chieftains as well as corporate organizations were among dignitaries that graced the funeral prayers of the late Senator Philip Adudas’s mother-inlaw, Mrs Asibi Ishaku Bulus.

Our correspondent report that the funeral prayers of late Mrs Asibi who died on 28, December, 2023, at the age of 85 years, held on Friday, at the palace of the Esu of Karu chiefdom in Karu LGA of Nasarawa state also had traditional rulers, village/ district heads in attendance.

Speaking at the funeral service, Prof Jerry Gana, described the deceased as a devoted Christian that loves Jesus Christ deeply.

“Because I know the family when we moved to Abuja, in 1987, because the husband was very close to us and gave me so many maize farms around new Karu, here which has now become urban area,” he said.

He added, “so salute the lives of Mama who had demonstrated the truth of the spirit. She was also full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and gentleness and self control,”.

According to him, late Mrs Asibi had brought up a disciplined and wonderful Christian family, saying he is proud of the deceased family as they were excelling wherever they are.

“And the best way we are really going to remember Mama is for you to continue to do the good work wherever you are, you have to be a person of good excellence, a person of integrity, a person of honor, because Mama was a woman of integrity and honor,” he said.

Also speaking, the governor of Nasarawa state, Eng Abdullahi Sule, represented by his deputy, Emmanuel Akabe, said late Mama Asibi had lived a good life that is worthy of emulation, adding that the deceased had also touched many lives.

He said all the testimonies by dignitaries at the funeral were true reflections of her good deeds, saying Mama Asibi’s demised was not only a loss to the Gbagyi nation alone, Karu LGA, but to Nasarawa state and beyond.

“Indeed, it is believe that through their foots we shall know them, while Mama’s foots were all over the place, as we will miss her wise counselling, advices and we will miss even her criticisms,” he said.

The former speaker of the house of representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, said he is part of the extended family of the late Mrs Asibi Ishaku Bulus, saying the blessing of life is not longevity but for deceased, longevity and impact.

He said he thank God for Mama’s longevity and impact she had made both for the family front and also in the church.

He, therefore, prayed for God to grant the deceased and eternal rest in paradise, while praying God to also give the deceased family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable lost.

Also, the FCT permanent secretary, Adesola Olusade, described late Mama Asibi as a caring mother that had lived a good life and accommodate people who come across her way.

He prayed for God to grant the deceased and eternal rest in paradise, while praying God to also give the deceased family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable lost.

On his part, the FCT commissioner for Public Complaints Commission (PCC) Hon Ezekiel Musa Dalhatu, said the deceased had lived a well spent good life for people from testimonies of families, relations, well -wishers as well as dignitaries at the event.

He added that late Mama Asibi, was a devoted Christian who had served both humanity and a mother to everyone.

“Mama Asibi was a mother to all when people who are traveling became stranded as most times they stoped over in her house and cater for them, including adopted children that barely even knows their parents. And she has devoted her time to service of God and humanity,” he said.

Senator Philip Aduda with family members of late Mrs Asibi Ishaku Bulus during funeral service in the area on Friday.
Senator Philip Aduda with family members of late Mrs Asibi Ishaku Bulus during funeral service in the area on Friday.

He added ” And we were also told how Mama planted some missionaries and watered the ground, as we will surely missed her,” he said.

Musa, however, said that the deceased death had already created a vacuum, while praying for God to pick someone from the deceased family to fill the vacuum.

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