By KATO. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has joined hundreds of sympathisers to observe the funeral prayer for the late Hajiya Fatima Abdullahi Haruna, mother of famous Islamic cleric and National Secretary of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah wa Iqamatissunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Muhammad Kabiru Haruna Gombe.
A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli said that Hajiya Fatima died on Thursday in Gombe at the age of 75.
National Chairman of JIBWIS, Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau who led other national leaders of JIBWIS and other Ulamas to Gombe, presided over the funeral prayer after the Juma’at congregational prayers at the Bolari Juma’at mosque, Gombe.
Former Kebbi state Governor, Sen. Adamu Aleiro, Gombe State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Muazu Pindiga, Attorney General and Comissioner of Justice, Zubair Muhammad Umar, Principal Private Secretary to the Governor, Usman kamara, other top Government functionaries and religious leaders also attended the funeral prayer.
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in a condolence message, expressed grief over the demise of the septuagenarian, describing her as a family pillar and exemplary mother who has impacted positively on the life and character of her children.
He said her death is a great loss not only to her immediate family but the state and the country at large.
The Governor who noted that though death of a mother is very painful, consoled the grieving family to take solace in the fact that the late Hajiya Fatima left behind a lasting legacy of service to Almighty Allah and good character through her children, especially Sheikh Kabiru Haruna Gombe whom Governor Yahaya described as a great and reputable islamic scholar who traverses the length and breadth of the country and beyond preach the words of Allah and guide the Ummah.
Governor Yahaya extended the condolences of the government and people of Gombe State to Sheikh Kabiru Gombe and other members of his family, praying Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased’s shortcomings and reward her good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.