By Chris Alu
Civil Society groups under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for Transparency in Governance have commiserated with the FCT minister, over the death of his mother.
According to a statement signed by the group’s Executive Director of Strategy and Propaganda, Comrade Philip Agbese, death came at a time that the minister needed her prayers most in the Transformation of the FCT into a world class city centre for every class of persons in the society.
In the same vein, the chief of staff to the FCT minister, Alhaji Ya’u Mohammed Gital, who condoled his boss, describing the death as an irreparable loss to not only the family, but to the entire people of Bauchi state.
He said that the late Hajiya Inna, as she was popularly called, was a very kind and generous mother who cared for anybody that comed close to her, adding that her motherly advice would be missed by the people she took as her responsibility to cater for.
The statement added that the minister should however be condoled by the fact that his mother left some indelible footprints that all Nigerians have come to benefit from, while praying for the repose of her gentle soul in paradise.
“We received the news of the demise of the mother of the FCT minister, with a heavy heart, knowing fully well what his mother means to him in prayers and selfless advice in his Transformational Agenda of the city centre and its environs, it is indeed a very deadly blow to the entire administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The Civil Society has long adopted the FCT as a father, son, mother and daughter and wishes to condole with the family not to see Mama’s demise less than the will of God Almighty at this point in time but an act to challenge him to do more for humanity knowing fully well that all men will return to the creator one day and give account of his stewardship while on earth,”the statement said.
Gital said apart from living a fulfill life, the deceased was also the backbone of the family was a bridge between the people of Alkereri and Duguri, adding that she was a very compassionate mother that loves and cares for the social well-being of the people.
He therefore, prayed that God should grant the minister and indeed the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss.