By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kaduna State Chapter has said that the death of Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu alongside his wife and daughter has created a huge vacuum among tribal leaders in Kaduna State.
President General Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo Kaduna State Chapter, Sir Ben Churchill Aniekwena Esq, Ksji, JP expressed this during a condolence visit on the residence of the deceased at Tsaunin Kura GRA (Sabo GRA), Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Monday March 15, 2021.
“We must state in unequivocal terms that the death of Dr. Silas Adamu has created an irreconcilable vacuum among all tribal leaders of origin and those of residence in our dear Kaduna State,” he said.
He said that it is with grief and shock that the apex body Social-Cultural Organisation received the news of his death which he described as untimely, painful and unexpected.
“We are saddened, pained and Ohanaeze mourns!” He said.
He explained that after his election as the President of Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), he spoke with him on several prosoects.
” I congratulated him and chated him up on the obvious need for our joint collaboration among all other tribal leaders in seeing and returning back our dear state re-enveloped with love and the beautiful glory we all had once enjoined in the past, not realizing of the timely tasks and contract our Almighty God had for him, here on earth,” he added.
Speaking further, he said that the late President General of Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA) has gone to be with his “Maker” adding that, “we plead with the people of Atyap Chiefdom and the Tsaunin Kura GRA Community where he was their President General and most importantly his family members now left behind to mourn him, to find solace and continuous comfort in our risen Lord and forge ahead in line with legacies he.left behind”.
Speaking further he said, “As the apex Igbo Social Cultural World-wide Organization with a Chapter in our dear state, we commend his spirit and bid him farewell when we all gather soonest to commit him finally to mother earth.
“We sincerely pray for his gentle soul and the souls of his dear wife and daughter to continue rest in perfect peace of our Lord.
“This is our prayer particularly thisseason of Christian Lent,” he added.
In his response, eldest son of the deceased, Kelvin Ayok Silas Adamu said that he was humbled by the visit of Ohanaeze.
“Our late Dad’s dreams of promoting peace not only in Kaduna State but NIgeria entirely, will not die, we pray it lives on,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that their father was not just President of Atyap Community ofrSabo GRA, but the visit shows he was more than that.
He said the condolence letter shows their father has created a vacuum which they will have to fill.
“We will require your prayers in ensuring the wound created by the demise of our father, mother and sister is healed.
“We also pray that another Comrade Adamu is raised to fill in the gap in our community,” he prayed.
The delegation of the Ohanaeze included Deputy President General Kaduna State, Chief Morrison, State Youth Leader, Chief Christopher Geoman, VP I, Chris Oha, Finincial Secretary, Peter Osi and Chief Ihioma, Treasurer.