By Sadiq Abubakar Abuja.
The Senate minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has commiserated with the family of the late commissioner for Revenue Mobilization Allocation And Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Alhaji Musa Tanko Abari.
Aduda, who was at the deceased family’s residence in Jiwa Abuja on Wednesday, was accompanied by the FCT commissioner for Public Complaints Commission (PCC) Hon Ezikel Dalhattu Musa, who said the death of late Abari came to him with a big shock.
He said even as he mourned the death of the deceased, nobody can question God, saying it is only God that gives life and take it whenever he wishes at any time.
“Who are we to question God? It is our wish that our elder brother, Tanko Abari is alive but we have no question to ask or anything to say that we should all continue to pray for him,” he said.
He said the late RMAFC commissioner was very cosmopolitan and accessible to everyone not only in FCT but across Nigeria, adding that the late politician was also very close to the president.
“And that is why he was the candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) when he contested for FCT senate in 2011 general election,” he said.
Aduda, further recalled how late Abari went a long way to be very close to the family of Stephen Yepwi, adding that the deceased had also a very cordial relationship with Aduda’s family.
“Even while they were not around, late Abari provided guardians for me, as he was somebody I could reach out to if there were issues that I could not readily solve,” Aduda said.
He, however, said that the late RMAFC commissioner was indeed a gift to the people of the FCT, saying God knows the best for taking the life of the deceased.
He, therefore, advised children of the deceased to ensure they take the good steps of their late father, saying a day will come that they will realize why God decide to away the life of their father.
“And so, you children must ensure you all take the good step your late father had taken. And those things he had told you people about, those things he stood for, as you will all sit some day and your family or your wife will just see you crying but they will not understand,” he said.
The senate minority leader further advised the deceased children to emulate the cordial relationship their late father had maintained with people across the FCT so that their children will also emulate them.
He urged them to continue to pray for their late father, even as he also prayed for God to give the deceased family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Our correspondent had reported that the late RMAFC commissioner/APC chieftain died on Tuesday in Abuja private hospital after a brief illness and had since been buried according to Islamic rites.