Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has joined other dignitaries to commiserate with the Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Haliya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu over the demise of her mother, Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali.
According to a release by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Communication and Logistics, Atika Aliyu, the deceased passed away Tuesday evening after a brief illness.
In a condolence message conveyed through a press statement signed on Tuesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu, he described such loss as a heartfelt pain.
The governor said irrespective of how advanced in age the deceased was, the loss of a mother creates a very big vacuum in one’s life that no amount of consolation could replace.
While urging the minister to take solace in the good life which Mama lived, he acknowledged that she raised good children who were adding value to humanity.
Governor said therefore, that her death although sudden, must be in total submission to the will of Almighty God.
The governor said: “Mama has laid good legacies, she lived her life giving herself to raising her children, her family and community, she has also lived a pious life in reference to her creator as she served God and humanity compassionately until her death.”
Governor Bello commiserated with the entire family and prayed for God to grant Late Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali eternal rest and those grieved the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Public office holders including the Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, Senators Smart Adeyemi, Yakubu Oseni, Jibrin Isah and others also prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased.