By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State played host to his Bauchi State counterpart, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, who led a delegation on a condolence visit to Gombe over the demise of Sen. Sa’idu Umar Kumo and recent losses of Governor Yahaya’s relations, Alhaji Shehu and Alhaji Ahmadu as well as other prominent Gombe state indigenes, including Alhaji Usman Faruk ( Jarman Gombe) and Alhaji Lamido Abubakar ( Durbin Gombe) on Monday.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The Bauchi State Governor was received by Govenor Yahaya at the Government House before being accompanied by his host to the residence of the late Senator Saidu Kumo, Governor Yahaya’s family House in Jekadafari and the Palace of the Emir of Gombe where the visiting Governor conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Bauchi State.
Governor Yahaya and his Bauchi State counterpart during the visit to the family of the late Garkuwan Gombe took turns to pay tribute to the former federal lawmaker whom they described as a distinguished personality, reputable politician and selfless leader who contributed tremendously to the development of both Bauchi and Gombe states.
Both leader described the death of Senator Saidu Umar Kumo as a monumental national loss and consoled the grief stricken family to take solace in the fact that the late prominent politician left behind good memories and legacies of honour and dignity.
At all the places visited, special prayers were offered for the repose of the souls of the departed and for Allah to forgive their shortcomings and grant them Aljannat Firdaus.