The member of the House of Representatives representing Yagba Federal Constituency, Elder Leke Abejide, has condoled with the Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory, Haliya Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who lost her mother, Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, to the cold hands of death on Tuesday.
In his condolence message to the Minister, the chairman of the House of Reps Committee on Customs, noted that the demise of the minister’s mother, after a brief illness, is painful and a great loss to the nation, particularly, the people of Kogi State.
The lawmaker urged Hajia Ramatu and the entire Ali family to take solace in the fact that their mother has lived well but had to return to Allah at this point. Hon Leke added that even though Mama was aged, the death of a mother would always be excruciating and Painful.
He prayed that the soul of the late Hajia Zainab would rest in peace, while also extending the message of condolence from his constituents in Yagba to the bereaved minister.
The remains of the minister’s late mother was laid to rest at the Gudu Muslim Cemetery yesterday in line with Islamic rites after Janaza Prayers lead by the Chief Imam of the National Mosque Abuja.
Amongst those at the funeral ceremony were the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the SGF Boss Mustapha, Ministers and other well meaning Nigerians too numerous to mention.