Dogara, Other Reps Pay Condolence Visit to Tambuwal Over Commissioner’s Death
“…we have lost one of our best brains”, says Tambuwal
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the governor and people of Sokoto State over the death? of the state commissioner of science and technology, Nasiru Zarummai, who died Friday night?.
A statement issued by the special adviser to the speaker on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, explained that Speaker Dogara led some members of the House of Representatives on a condolence visit to the governor of Sokoto State, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Sunday night, where he expressed grief at the loss of the commissioner.
While praying that God grants the governor and the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, he recalled that the commissioner was a close associate of the governor and someone instrumental to his election success.
The Speaker said: “We are here as a family to pay you a condolence visit. The late commissioner for science and technology was like a brother to us. He’s someone we all know was very close to you. We know him and to some extent, we know the role he played, even during your campaign.
“So for us, it’s really a loss to all of us, not just to you and the people of Sokoto State, and we have come to share with you, this moment of grief and to say that whether in joy we’re together, and in grief we’ll be together, and to pray that whatever is left behind God will bless it, and God will grant you and the entire people of Sokoto the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
Responding, Gov. Tambuwal thanked the Speaker and his entourage, saying his cabinet has lost an irreplaceable, honest and hardworking member.
“Nasiru Zarummai, to be honest, was one of the very best we had in the cabinet; very, very, cerebral, very deep, even though young and very, very dynamic, very aspiring and very honest and straightforward. On all issues that we’ve had cause to discuss whether on public or private issues, Nasiru always stated his own position and you’ll see that whenever he addresses you; he’ll give you that respect, but he’ll tell you the truth. If I say that I’ve not lost one of my most dependable lieutenants in the cabinet; I’ll be lying.”
He continued, “We have lost a very intelligent career in him. It is our hope and prayer that God who gave us Nasiru and has taken him away will forgive his sins and should give us a replacement amongst the likes of people that we have working with us.”