#Tambuwal: In Dr Nadama #Nigeria, #Sokoto Has Lost A Rare Gem
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said that the demise of octogenarian former governor of the state, Dr Garba Nadama is a huge loss not only to the people of the state but also Nigeria.
Gov. Tambuwal stated this Tuesday after the funeral and burial of Dr Nadama at Hubbare graveyard in the state capital.
According to him, the death “is a colossal loss to the country. People of such character, intelligence and experience are not very many. And, you can see that we are fast losing them.
“His death has left a vacuum here in Sokoto state and in all of our three states- Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara- that he had one time presided over,” the governor emphasized.
Pointing out that the deceased was a reservoir of knowledge and experience, Gov. Tambuwal narrated how he was a personal beneficiary of his and late Governor Shehu Kangiwa’s policies, especially those on education, when he was a secondary school student.
Describing the late governor as a leader, elder statesman, public administrator and “a man of impeccable character and integrity,” he affirmed that “he served this country and in particular Sokoto state, then, diligently.”
He prayed for the repose of his soul, saying: “we pray that Allah shall forgive his sins and admit him into Jannatul Firdaus.”
Late Dr Nadama left behind four wives and 18 children. Among his children are: Gen. Kabiru Nadama, Special Operation Forces, Defence Headquarters, Abuja; Prof. Rufa’i Nadama, a Consultant Respiratory Physician, Alhaji Mukhtar Nadama, a politician and Hajiya Turai Nadama, a Managing Director of the Sokoto state-owned Giginya Microfinance Bank.
His funeral was attended by the Deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Mannir Muhammad Dan Iya, former governors- Mal. Yahaya Abdulkarim, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Gusau, among others.
Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor
May 5, 2020