16 December 2012

Nigeria: Yakowa - A Brother and a Patriot - VP Sambo

Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has described the late Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa as “a brother a friend and a mentor whose loss would be felt by all”.

VP Sambo made this statement on Sunday, December 16, at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna while paying his condolence to the family, the government and the people of the state over the demise of the Governor.

Arc Sambo described the late Ibrahim Yakowa as friend and brother whose relationship dates back to decades when as Kaduna State Commissioner of Works in 1987, the late Yakowa was posted to the Ministry as Permanent Secretary. Since then, they had been closely working together up to the time they were elected Governor and Deputy Governor of the state.

“We have lost a brother, a friend, a mentor and a patriotic Nigerian who had served Nigeria throughout his life… May the Almighty give him peace and the family and us the fortitude to bear the loss, said the Vice President.

Arc Sambo, who described Patrick Yakowa as a patriot a nationalist, a highly detribalized Nigerian and someone that loves everyone irrespective of gender, religion or creed, called on all to continue to pray for his soul, for his family and for peace and development of the country.

In his remarks, the newly sworn-in Executive Governor of the state Ramalan Yero promised to consolidate and continue with the good works Yakowa has started as a mark of respect for him. “We shall continue with what he has started and to consolidate on his good works.”

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