By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received with sadness the news of the demise of Chairman of Tangale Community Development Association (TCDA) Abuja branch, Reverend Dr.John Lazarus Tal who died yesterday in Abuja after a brief illness.
This was contained in a statement signed by hisSenior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, dated December 28, 2020.
In a condolence message, Governor Yahaya described the retired Assistant Director of Nigeria Postal Service ( NIPOST) and outgoing Pastor in charge of ECWA Good News English Service, Marraraba Abuja as a forthright evangelist and great man of faith who devoted greater part of his life preaching the gospel and serving his community and the nation.
“It was with a heavy heart that we received the sad news of the death of Rev. Dr. John Lazarus Tal, a respected religious and community leader, administrator and academic of note”.
The Governor, on behalf of the government and people of Gombe State, conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family, especially his wife, Mrs Rose Tal, his brother, Mr. Kelmi J. Lazarus and the entire Tangale Community over the great loss, praying Almighty God to comfort those he left behind and grant the deceased eternal rest.