*lauds his contributions to peace
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Gombe State Government has joined multitude of sympathizers to mourn the passing away of a World War ll Veteran, Baba Nabinta Tumar an uncle of seasoned politician, Senator Joshua Moljobok Lidani.
The state Deputy Governor led a powerful government delegation to pay last respect to the deceased during a funeral service in ECWA John Hall Memorial Church, Kalorgu, Kaltungo Local Area.
In a tribute on behalf of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and the people of Gombe State, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau said the government cherished the sacrifices of the deceased as a Veteran Military Officer for fighting to maintain peace in Nigeria and the world. He explained that the late Baba Nabinta having lived a fulfilled life, has left legacies that could be imbibed by all, especially by the younger elements so that they could live beautiful memories to be remembered for.
Dr. Jatau urged the family to rather rejoice that the deceased died a natural death having reached a ripe old age of 99 years and has left many children, grand and great grand children, praying God to grant him eternal rest.
In his remarks, Senator Joshua M. Lidani appreciated all those who identified with the family by contributing to the success of the burial, praying God to grant them safe journey mercies.
The late Baba Army Corporal Nabinta Tumar died at the age of 99. He is survived by 27 children, 81 grand children and 18 great grand children.
The government delegation comprised of Commissioners of Higher Education; Mr. Meshach Lauco, Youths and Sports; Mr. Julius Ishaya and Internal Security and Ethical Orientation, Mr. Dauda Batari Zambuk.