From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi
Bauchi State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim Sade has described the sudden death of State Commissioner of Rural Development Engineer Mahmood Abdullahi Abubakar (Falakin Katagum) as a great loss to Bauchi State Government , people and Nigeria.
Sade stated this yesterday while speaking with reporters over the death of their colleague who died last week end when he went to his home town Azare to spend a weekend with his family and relatives.
He said, “Death always comes when its least expected, Engineer Mahmood Abubakar Falakin Katagum , Bauchi state Commissioner for Rural Development in Bauchi state, returned from Bauchi for a weekend in his home town Azare , a healthy man unknowing to him that his time was off , he died after brief illness His death shook the entire Bauchi state especially his people in Katagum Emirate, He left a vacuum that is difficult to filled.”
The Commissioner said, “We must accept death as a call for introspection and reckoning. Everything in this life is ephemeral, vain and transient, what really matters is not the worldly possessions one may hold but the right preparation for the hereafter in which the faithful (Mumeen) and guided believer enters into the eternal abode of bliss where there shall be no bitterness or misery.”
He described late Falaki as an embodiment of humility, trustworthy ,loyal, generous, hardworking, a doting father, mobilizer, and dogged political heavyweight, had lost a legend, an enigma, a bridge builder who live an exemplary life , a man of peace, as a member of Bauchi State Executive Council, we lost a brain and a robust thinker.
Sade said his death is a great loss to the entire Bauchi state traditional institution not only Katagum Political Community and traditional institution but Bauchi State in general.
Commissioner said “As mortals operating within the broad parameters set out by providence, it’s always uneasy to comprehend the unmitigated grief of losing a dear one, My sincere condolences to Governor of Bauchi State Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and Government of Bauchi State, Bauchi State Traditional council especially Katagum Emirate Council and the family of late Falakin Katagum.”
He said, “Falaki we all believe you are in Allah’s Rahama, waiting in peace and comfort to be in Jannah with Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and we Pray all those who feel your absence find succor in their minds because all of us will taste death one day eventually whether we are ready or not.”