By Yahaya Idris.
Kogi local stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed sympathy with former Senior Senior Special Assistant on political matters to Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Abdulhameed Danjuma Gegu over the death of his mother, Hajiya Salamatu Aliyu.
In a condolence visit to the deceased family, the Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engineer Muhammed Abubakar Bashir Gegu who led some State and local government appointees to the family residents in Gegu Beki on Wednesday to officially register their condolences.
The Commissioner who was in companied of some notable political leaders and appointees which include, former Senior Special Assistant on LG & Chieftaincy Affairs to Kogi State Governor and now APC flag bearer for Kogi/Koton-karfe state constituency, Hon. Idris Mailkudi Girinya, Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties to Gov Bello, Hon. Rilwan Bala Ette, Senior Special Assistant on Population and Data Collection to Gov Bello, Hon urged Alhaji Danjuma Gegu, bereaved family and entire Gegu community to bear the irreparable loss and find solace in Allah.
The delegation While offering special prayer for the deceased peaceful repose, described the former governor’s aide late mother as a good woman and devout Muslim.
“We are here to express our condolences to Alhaji Danjuma Gegu and members of his family, over the death of his mother.
“May the Almighty God give you and the entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
“Mama in her lifetime was a devout and committed Muslim and a very active member of the Muslim society.”
“May her gentle soul find eternal peace and be rewarded with Aljana Firdaus.
Global Times Nigerisla reports that the death of Alhaji Danjuma Gegu’s mother was announced on Tuesday evening in a statement he personally signed and issued on behalf of the family.
The statement said that Hajiya Salamatu Aliyu died on August 23 at the age of 93 years.
In a similar development, the Commissioner and his team joined family members and mourners to perform ritual placing of a corpse in a grace at the family house.
Global Times Nigeria also reports that traditional rulers from Kogi, Toto, Abaji, Mozum in Bassa LGAs led a delegation to Gegu to part of the burial ceremony.
Also in Gegu, Islamic scholars with in and outside Gegu were in attendance with a call on Muslim faithful to establish a good relationship with the Almighty Allah, saying doing so will award them paradise in hereafter.