Bagudu commiserates with Tambuwal, Sultan
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.