By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with sadness the news of demise of Alhaji Ahmadu Goje, a Jalingo-based business man and elder brother of former Governor of Gombe State and Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Sen. Muhammad Danjuma Goje.
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli said that late Alhaji Ahmadu Goje died on Wednesday in Jalingo Taraba State at the age of 74 after a brief illness.
Governor Yahaya who was among the early sympathizers who visited the deceased mother’s residence at GRA Gombe, said the death of Alhaji Ahmadu was a huge loss, not only to his immediate family but Gombe state as a whole in view of his fatherly role in the society.
He sate the deceased was as a respected businessman and great community leader who lived an exemplary life characterized by hardwork, selflessness and discipline, saying his death came at a time his wise counsel and guidance were still needed by his family members, community and the state in general.
“We, however, take solace in the fact that the late Alhaji Ahmadu lived a life of service to the people and left behind legacy of honour and dignity”.
The Governor, on behalf of the Government and people of Gombe state, conveyed his heartfelt condolences to senator Danjuma Goje and the entire members of the Goje family over the great loss, praying Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus.
Governor Yahaya was accompanied by the state’s Acting Chief Judge, Justice Muazu Pindiga, Secretary to the state Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari, PPS, Alhaji Usman kamara, Alhaji Abubakar Muazu Yariman Kashere among other aides.