Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya earlier today paid a condolence visit to Justice Hamma Barka over the demise of his wife, Mrs. Safiya H. Barka.
In a press release on Friday, 17th September, 2021 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, he said that a retired nurse, who served at the state Specialists Hospital and later Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, Mrs Safiya Barka died at the age of 62, after a brief illness.
Commiserating with the Justice of the Court of Appeal, the Governor described the late Mrs Safiya as a great woman, family pillar and humanist who impacted positively on her children and community both during her service days as a health worker and in retirement.
He said her demise is a great loss, not only to her immediate family but the State in general, consoling her husband, Justice Hamma Barka and the entire family to take solace in the fact that the late Mrs Safiya lived a life of service to God and humanity.
The Governor prayed for the repose the soul of the deceased and for God to grant the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Responding, Justice Barka thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for identifying with his family in their moment of grief, saying the visit demonstrated the Governor’s love and kindness to his family. He prayed God to reward him abundantly.