Gombe Inuwa Yahaya Attends Funeral Prayer (Janazah) Of Iconic Traditional Leader Yariman Gombe Abdulkadir
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, earlier today, joined thousands of sympathizers to perform the funeral prayer (Janazah) of the late Yariman Gombe and Senior District Head of Gombe, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar Umar who passed on yesterday after a brief illness.
According to a press release on Wednesday, 2nd August 2023 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that the funeral prayer, led by the Grand Khadi, Hon. Abdullahi Maikano Usman, held at the Palace of the Emir of Gombe with Government functionaries, national and state lawmakers, traditional rulers and a multitude of mourners also in attendance.
Governor Inuwa, who had to cancel some scheduled official engagements in Abuja to attend the funeral prayer in honour of the late Yariman Gombe, also received commiserations from royal fathers, community leaders, government officials, associates, and other sympathizers.
While conveying his condolences to the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, CFR, and the entire Bubayero royal family members, the Governor noted that the late traditional leader lived a life of selfless service, and offered counsel and fatherly guidance for the peace, unity, growth, and development of the state in particular and Nigeria in general.
He said, “Today, a giant tree has fallen in Gombe State. We have lost a rare gem, a humble and dedicated leader who was highly cherished by the entire people of the State”.
The Governor had, while reacting to the demise of the traditional leader in a press statement, described the loss as a personal one in view of his age-long relationship with the deceased.
He said, “This is a personal loss to me. Yarima was a father and worthy leader who was ever-supportive, and who spared nothing to ensure unity, peace, and harmony among the people”.
The Governor also described the deceased as an iconic figure and man of great wisdom, who led with dignity and respect.
He said, “The late Yarima was a highly respected leader, who was a symbol of inspiration to the people, and who left behind a huge vacuum and indelible footprints. We will surely miss his fatherly guidance and counsel.
“During this difficult time, it is important to remember the positive impact that he had on the community and the nation, and to honor his memory by upholding his legacy of leadership and selfless service”.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.