By Muhammad B Muhammad
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has commiserated with the Ribadu family and people of Yola South over the passing of Hajja Fadimatu Ahmadu Ribadu.
Fadimatu who died at the age of 77 was an elder sister to the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu.
The Governor who was at the family compound of the deceased in Yola town described the demise of Hajja Fadimatu as a great loss to the people in Adamawa.
He urged the bereaved family to emulate the good legacies of their martriach which will be sorely missed and prayed to God to comfort her soul in Aljnnatul Firdausi.
Fintiri further said death is inevitable to every mortal and therefore admonished the family to have courage and bear the irreparable loss.
Dan Galadima Adamawa, Alhaji Lawal Ribadu who received Governor Fintiri on behalf of the bereaved family thanked him for identifying with them at the grief moment.
Late Hajja Fadimatu Ahmadu Ribadu died on Wednesday after a brief illness at Fombina Diagnostic Centre, Yola and left behind 5 children and siblings.
Taraba Govt Writes Family Of Late Teacher, Bassey
The Taraba State State Government has condoled the family of the late Teacher, Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee.
The State Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Barrister Zainab Usman Jalingo signed signed the letter sent to the family of Late Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee who was stabbed by his ex-student recently in Jalingo and made available to Sahel Reporters.
Read the letter below:
Heartfelt Condolences on the Passing of Mr. Bassey of Late Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee.
Dear Family of the Late Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee,
On behalf of His Excellency, Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas, and the compassionate people of Taraba State, I extend our deepest sympathies over the sudden and tragic demise of your beloved teacher, Mr. Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee, on Thursday, 9th November 2023.
It is truly disheartening that such a dedicated educator met his untimely end while fulfilling his duty, a duty aimed at molding the lives of others. The Government of Taraba State shares in your sorrow and is profoundly moved by the circumstances surrounding Mr. Bassey Sardauna’s passing.
This unprecedented incident has deeply saddened us, and we fervently hope that such a tragedy will not befall our state again. In this challenging time, we stand in solidarity with you, offering our prayers and support to help you navigate through this profound loss.
I want to assure you of the unwavering support of Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas in matters concerning the burial and any necessary financial assistance. May the Almighty comfort your family and provide you with the strength, courage, and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May the soul of Late Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee find eternal rest in the comforting embrace of the Lord.
Barr. Zainab Usman Jalingo.
Commissioner of Information and Reorientation.
For: Governor of Taraba State.
NUT Commiserates with Govt, GDSS Over Murder Of Teacher In Taraba
The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT Taraba State Chapter has condoled the State Government, GDSS MODEL in Jalingo, and the immediate family of Late Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee over his unfortunate murder in the course of his service to his fatherland.
A statement signed by Comrade Nathan Solomon, the state NUT Chairman said the union is saddened by the ugly development.
He called on the state government to take proactive measures against future reoccurrence of such barbaric acts.
Nathan urged members of the union to remain calm and continue with their academic activities excluding the GDSS Model, which is closed down to ensure the safety of staff and students even as the investigation is still ongoing to unravel those behind the act.
The Union further appealed to the security agencies to immediately arrest and bring to Justice those behind it to serve as a deterrent to others.
“May the soul of our departed colleague find eternal rest,” the statement says.
Gov Fintiri Mourns Literary Icon, Dr Abubakar Othman
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
The remains of Dr. Abubakar Othman, a literary Icon has been laid to rest on Monday in Yola amidst eulogies from sympathizers.
Dr. Othman who died as a result of a car accident this morning was a commissioner of information, as well as a special adviser to former Governor Boni Haruna.
The Governor, Rt. Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri was among hundreds of mourners that attended the funeral prayer of the deceased person at Demsawo Juma’at Mosque in Jimeta-Yola.
Governor Fintiri has sympathized with the bereaved family, members of the academia and Adamawa people in general over the death of Dr. Othman.
He said the death of the Literary Icon will no doubt be sorely missed because of his contribution to imparting vigorously sound knowledge into many people both in Nigeria and across the world.
He prayed to Allah to grant the soul of the deceased university don eternal rest and the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, stressing that death is inevitable to every mortal.
Dr Othman until his death, taught at the Department of English and Literary Studies in the University of Maiduguri.
Othman was an author of many literary works such as The Palm of Time, The Seductive Detective and Dearlogue among others
In 2010, he also worked as the spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, under Farida Waziri.
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