By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed grief over the demise of elder statesman and former Military Governor of the defunct North-Western State, Alhaji Usman Faruk, Jarman Gombe who died in the early hours of today after a protracted illness.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The Governor led a government delegation in attendance at the funeral prayer for the deceased, which held at the Modibbo Bubayero Central Mosque, Emir’s Palace, Gombe.
In a message of condolence, the Governor described the late former Commissioner of police as a complete gentleman, distinguished officer and accomplished personality who sacrificed a lot for the unity, progress and development of the nation and left behind good memories that will continue to linger on for a long time to come.
“Gombe State has indeed lost a great pillar and respected elder. He was an astute officer, well respected for his humility, exemplary leadership and commitment to the unity and development of Gombe State and Nigeria in general”.
” We will continue to remember him for his fatherly disposition and excellent deeds both in service and retirement, and in particular for his service to the community, the state and nation in a variety of roles”.
“On behalf of the government and people of Gombe State, we convey our sincere condolences to his immediate family and associates over this great loss. May Allah reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus”.