Nasarawa Speaker, sports commissioner lose siblings

From Esther Akaa, Lafia


The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi and the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Othman Adam have lost their siblings to death.

Late Mallam Salihu Abdullahi, elder brother to the Nasarawa State Speaker, Ibrahim died in the early hours of Wednesday 17 February, 2021 at the age of 68, while Adam’s younger sister, late Maryam Talatu Lawal passed on Monday, 15 February 2021.

A statement released by the Press Secretary to the speaker, Mr Jibrin Gwomna said late Mallam Salihu Abdullahi died as a result of a brief illness at Specialist Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja.

“With deep sense of sorrow but total submission and gratitude to the will of Allah, we announce the death of Mallam Salihu Abdullahi, the elder brother to the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.

“He died in the early hours of today, Wednesday in Specialist Hospital Gwagwalada at the age of 68 after a brief illness,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Nasarawa United  FC, in a statement issued on Tuesday by its Media Officer, Mr Eche Amos, commiserated with the Sports Commissioner, Adam over the demise of his sister.

According to the statement, the Chairman of the Club, Barr Isaac Danladi said: “On behalf of the entire Management, Officials, Players and Supporters of Nasarawa United Football Club, I wish to commiserate with the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Othman Bala Adam, and his family, over the shocking news of the death of his younger sister.

“Indeed, it is very painful to lose a loved one. It is even more painful when the deceased comes from the same parenthood with our dearly beloved Honourable commissioner. But God knows best and we cannot question His will.

“We pray that the late Maryam Talatu Lawal will find peace with her creator. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Honourable Commissioner, Othman Bala Adam, during this trying  period.

“We also pray that God will grant the immediate family of the deceased and all those affected by this sad development the fortitude to bear the huge loss.”

The late Maryam Talatu Lawal was buried on Tuesday according to Islamic rites, at the Dadin Kowa Cemetery, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

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