YAKOWA: CELEBRATING ONE'S DEATH NEGATE HUMANITY, DIVINITY - ALIYU
Niger State Governor, Dr Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu has said that those celebrating the death of the former Governor of Kaduna State, Sir Ibrahim Patrick Yakowa have negated human and divine purpose of living.
Aliyu who spoke yesterday when members of Niger State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Barrister Adamu Usman paid him a condolence visit as the Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) said it was a show of highest level of inhumanity for some people to celebrate the death on social media.
The Governor said no religion permits such act as the tenets of the major religions in the country enjoined all to sympathise with the dead and the bereaved as well as pray for the deceased.
According to him 'we must pray for our leaders we must go back to our faith and practice our religion as demanded by the Almighty Allah.'
He added that 'We must talk to our children, we must be involved in the moral and religious education of our children, this development shows that we are failing in the duty to train our children'.
He described late Governor Yakowa as a bridge builder who integrated Muslims and Christians in Kaduna State by providing leadership embedded in peace and tranquility and would be missed.
Earlier, the Speaker Niger State House of Assembly, Hon. Adamu Usman had said that the legislators noted the humility of the late governor, throughout his life time which had endeared him to many.