LAFIA – The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Monday condoled with Gov. Tanko Al-Makura over the death of his elder sister, Hajiya Husseina Baban-Kwaku.
Alhaji Musa Ahmed, the Speaker, led a delegation of the House to commiserate with Al-Makura in Lafia.
The speaker described the death of the governor’s elder sister as a great loss to the state.
“We are here to commiserate with you, the family and indeed the good people of Nasarawa State over the death of your elder sister Hajiya Husseina Baban-Kwaku.
“Your elder sister was very humble, honest, hard working and dedicated to duties while alive.
“She has contributed a lot to the development of not only her family but to the development of the state and the country at large.
“The news of the death of your elder sister was heartbreaking, painful but God gives life and takes at will.
“We the entire members are urging you, the family, not to be depressed but to be courageous and have faith in God,’’ he said.
The speaker prayed God to grant the governor and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Ahmed also used the opportunity to call on the people of the state to embrace peace and tolerate one another, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliations.
Responding, Al-Makura thanked the lawmakers for the visit and prayed God to give them wisdom to make good laws for the development of the state.
“I want to appreciate your efforts in condoling with me over the death of my elder sister; actually her death was a great loss to our family and the entire state.
“I also want to use this medium to inform you that I have respect for every House of Assembly member in the state and I call on you to reciprocate the gesture for the development of the state,” Al-Makura said
Baban-Kwaku died at the Dahaltu Araf Specialist hospital, Lafia on May 10 at the age of 65 following a brief illness.
The lawmakers also visited families of late Dr Ahmed Mohammmed, Board Chairman, Dahaltu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia and the family of late Mr. Philip Adigidzi, a former Commissioner for Water Resources in the state.
Hajiya Asma’u Yusuf and Mr Obadiah Adigidzi thanked the lawmakers for the visits on behalf of the families of late Mohammmed and late Adigidzi respectively.(NAN)