By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya on Tuesday hosted his Sokoto State counterpart, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who was in Gombe to commiserate with the Government and people of the state over the demise of former Military Governor of the old North-Western State, Alhaji Usman Faruk, Jarman Gombe who died 18th December, 2020.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Gombe State Government, Ismaila Uba Misilli
Governor Tambuwal, was in company of Sarkin Yakin Binji, Alhaji Muhammad Kabir Abdulwahab who represented the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III and some senior government officials.
Upon arrival in Gombe, Rt. Hon. Tambuwal was received by Governor Inuwa Yahaya at the government house before being accompanied to the residence of the deceased by his host .
Governor Tambuwal described the demise of Alhaji Faruk as a huge loss not only to Gombe state or the North but to the entire nation considering the role he played promoting unity and growth of the nation.
He attributed the development in Sokoto state and 5 other north western states to the good and exemplary leadership Alhaji Faruk bequeathed and the foundation he laid when he served as Military Governor of the region.
Tambuwal recalled, “Anytime we invited him on issues bordering on Sokoto state affairs, he honoured us with his esteem presence and he had always offered advice and guidance that impacted very well on our governance and in making Sokoto state what it is today.
“His fatherly guidance and support had also strengthened us in managing situations in Sokoto state”.
” He was such a great father and a leader that we shall never forget “.
“On behalf of Sokoto state government, the Sultanate council and the entire people of Sokoto state, I condole with you over this huge loss and pray Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannat Firdaus”.
Governor Tambuwal also paid a similar visit to the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III where he condoled with him and the emirate over the demise of the elder statesman who until his demise held the traditional title of Jarma.
The condolence team also visited the residence of the late Alhaji Umaru Tsoho where Governor Tambuwal also commiserated with the family members over the loss of two of Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s uncles, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru and Alhaji and Shehu Umaru who died recently.
While in Gombe, the Sokoto state Governor equally paid condolence visit to the Chairman of Taj Bank, Alhaji Tanko Gwamna Ishiaku Gwamna who lost his mother, Hajiya Hajara recently.