Bagudu com­mis­er­ates with Tam­buwal, Sul­tan

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Auwal, Sokoto

Gover­nor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State yes­ter­day com­mis­er­ated with the Sul­tan of Sokoto, Muham­madu Sa’ad Abubakar III, over the death of Sokoto State pil­grims and his elder sis­ter, Ha­jiya Maryam Abubakar.

Ha­jiya Maryam who was over 70 years old died in Sokoto Wed­nes­day pro­tracted ill­ness.

She was the wife of the late Ma­ga­jin Gari, Marafa Dan­baba.

Gover­nor Bagudu said al­though Kebbi State was among states that lost pil­grims in the hajj tragedy, he deemed it nec­es­sary to sym­pa­thise with their broth­ers in Sokoto State which had the high­est

af­ter a causal­ity num­ber.

He prayed Al­lah to grant the de­ceased Jan­natul Fir­daus and their fam­i­lies the for­ti­tude to bear their losses.

He also wished those who sus­tained in­juries quick re­cov­ery.

Re­spond­ing, Sul­tan Sa’ad de­scribed their deaths as a great loss not only to their fam­i­lies but to the en­tire Mus­lim Ummah world­wide.

“We ac­cept their deaths as the will of Al­lah and we pray and hope they would be ac­cepted as mar­tyrs,” he said.

The sul­tan ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the gover­nor and his en­tourage for their con­cern and prayers. Bagudu also paid a sim­i­lar visit to Gover­nor Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal.

From left: Spe­cial Ad­viser, Art & Cul­ture, Mrs. Ade­bimpe Akin­sola; Com­mis­sioner for Youth & So­cial De­vel­op­ment, Al­haja Uza­mat Ak­in­bileYusuf; Deputy Gover­nor, Dr. (Mrs.) Olu­ranti Adebule; Gover­nor Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode of Lagos; Com­mis­sioner for Woman Af­fairs & Poverty Al­lievi­a­tion, Mrs. Lola Akande; Spe­cial Ad­viser, Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Mrs. Ye­tunde Onab­ule; and Spe­cial Ad­viser, Hous­ing, Mrs. Mudi­rat Aramide Gi­wan­son, dur­ing the first State Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil meet­ing, at the Lagos House, Ikeja yes­ter­day.

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