Confab: Kutigi commends delegates’ show of love during wife’s burial




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ABUJA – The Chairman   National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi (rtd) on Monday thanked the delegates for their show love and ensuring a befitting burial for his late wife, Maryamu.

Kutigi, who commended the cooperation among the Muslims and Christian delegates during plenary in Abuja, said he was overwhelmed by their support.

Maryamu, 70, died on May 28 at the National Hospital in Abuja and was in line Islamic rites.

The chairman said the Christian delegates were the family in the , at home and at the graveyard.

“Thank you very much for the support and cooperation given to me and my family.  was surprised to see many you come to our and the graveyard.

never thought you could do this. Christians followed Muslims to the , and graveyard, the entire family is overwhelmed.

“In fact, was made to believe there is no religious problem in Nigeria. The family is grateful,” he said.

He equally thanked the female delegates, who made out time to condole the family.

The conference Deputy Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, commended Kutigi, who despite his late wife was in the hospital, was committed to his duties in the conference.

is proper to formally draw the attention the conference to the fact that in spite the illness the wife of the chairman, he attended every single sitting.

“He only created time to visit the sick wife in the hospital after we formally adjourn the day’s sitting.

“This was a demonstration of sacrifice and commitment to this cause  and I think is worthy of recognition by this conference,” he said.

Akinyemi, thereafter, informed delegates that the secretariat had extended its condolence message to former Governor of Oyo State, Sen Rashidi Ladoja, the demise of his , Adebola.

Adebola, whose father is a delegate to the conference was said to have died when a truck rammed into his car while driving along the Third Mainland in Lagos.

Akinyemi said a solidarity message had also been sent to the Emir of Askira, Mai Abdullahi Ibn Muhammadu, who escaped an assassination attempt in an ambush laid by .

The convoy of the Emir, a delegate to the conference and other dignitaries was intercepted on their way to the funeral of late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar.

The deputy chairman further informed delegates that Malam Ado Yakubu had replaced Adamu Muazu as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegate. (NAN)