Yobe Traditional Rules, Politicians, Mourns the Passing of Ex- Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim

From Lateef Taiwo

The Emir of Ngazargamu, Alhaji Ahmed Tajjini Saleh Gaidam, has described the death of Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim former Governor of Yobe state as a big lost to the state Politically.

He said the late Senator Bukar was one of the pillars which helped in moving the state forward, especially in the making and performance of state functions.

The Royal father said the demise of sen Bukar had created a wide vacuum in the yobe policies, stressing that other politicians would continue to pray for the repose of his soul.

He said Bukar was a peace-loving people who had the interest of yobe and Nigeria at heart, adding ‘‘I urge the family to bear the irreparable loss; it was a loss to the nation in general.

‘‘He was a Governor and a lawmaker who made positive impact in the Senate and the state of the Federal Republic.’’

He said Bukar died at a time when his services were much needed especially under the present democratic dispensation.

In a related development, the emir of Bade Alhaji Suleiman Umar visited the Governor Mai Mala Buni and families of late Sen. Bukar Abba where he offered prayers for the repose of deceased’s soul

He described the late Bukar Abba was a renowned politician known for his dedication to the welfare of his people. He made significant contributions to education, infrastructure, and healthcare, all aimed at improving the quality of life in Yobe State.

“ I extend my condolences to his family, friends, associates and the people of Yobe State. I pray that Allah (SWT) forgives his shortcomings and grants him a place in Aljanna Firdaus. Ameen

Another condolence massage the passing of His Excellency, Alhaji (Dr) Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the first civilian governor of Yobe State, is a significant loss not only for Yobe State but for Nigeria as a whole, particularly in the political arena, after battling a prolonged illness at the age of 75.

A statement signed by mamma Mohammed, DG press and media Affairs to the Governor Mai Mala Buni, described the death as a huge loss to the government and good people of the state.

“This is a huge loss for us at this time, but that is the wish of Allah, our creator may Allah (SWA)forgive his shortcomings and admit him into Aljannat Firdaus” the governor prayed.

He called in the people and friends of yobe state to join his family, the government and the people of the state to pray for the repose of the soul of the governor.

Ibrahim Jirgi a former special advice on media and publicity to the late senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, described the late Bukar Abba Ibrahim as the most humble and level-headed leader-politician he had ever encountered and worked with. He emphasized that Ibrahim was a man of great political character, who dedicated his entire life to grassroots politicking. His death comes at a time when Nigeria’s political system is in dire need of such a brilliant mind.

Bukar Abba Ibrahim’s political journey began as a former Commissioner for Works and Housing in the old Borno State. He then went on to become the first civilian governor of Yobe State from 1991 to 1993. He was later elected as the executive governor under a new political dispensation from 1999 to 2007, representing the APP/ANPP tickets. Following his tenure as governor, he served in the Senate chamber for two terms from 2007 to 2015.

The late governor’s contributions to the development of Yobe State and Nigeria as a whole cannot be overstated. He was a visionary leader who prioritized the needs of the people and worked tirelessly to improve their lives. His dedication to grassroots politics ensured that the voices of the common people were heard and their concerns addressed.

Governor Ibrahim’s demise is not only a loss to his immediate family but also to the entire nation. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of politicians to serve with humility, integrity, and a genuine commitment to the welfare of the people.

Today, as we bid farewell to a great leader, we must reflect on the lessons he taught us through his actions and words. Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim’s death serves as a reminder of the importance of selfless service and the need for leaders who prioritize the well-being of their constituents above personal gain.

The passing of Alhaji Bukar Abba Ibrahim is a significant loss to Nigeria politically. His dedication to grassroot politics and his unwavering commitment to the people of Yobe State and Nigeria as a whole will be sorely missed. May his soul rest in peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire future leaders to serve their country with humility and integrity.

The Vice-Chancellor of Yobe State University, Prof. Mala Mohammed Daura, also joined thousands of dignitaries to mourn the death of the former Governor of Yobe State, His Excellency, Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

The Vice-Chancellor, said that, the late elder statesman played a crucial role in promoting peace, development and education in Yobe State and Nigeria at large revealing that he was the founder of the University.

He also describing the death as a colossal loss to the good people of Yobe State and the county in general.

Prof. Daura said the former Governor was a great leader, politician, philanthropist, father and a grandfather to many who contributed immensely to peace, development and education in the state.

I wish to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people of Yobe State, more particularly the immediate family of the deceased and the Governor of Yobe State, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, on the passing of Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim. May Allah SWT accept his good deeds, forgive his sins and make Jannah his final abode”.

In another condolence message from the Chairman Yobe State Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries Engr. Maisanda Lawan Damaturu mni (Matawallin Damaturu Emirate) on behalf of the members of the Association condole and sympathise with the Executive Governor of Yobe State Hon. Mai Mala Buni CON, the families and the entire good people of Yobe State over the death of late His Excellency, Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim the former Governor of Yobe state.

According to the massage Engr Maisanda Lawan, prayed to the Almighty Allah to forgive his gentle soul and grant him an eternal rest and Yobe State Government and the entire families the fortitude to bear the great loss.

In a press statement Signed and issued by Hon Khalil Mohd Bello, the National President of the Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN), Yobe State Chapter and that of Nigeria, express our condolences to the family, Hon Mai Mala Buni the executive Governor of Yobe State, the good people of Yobe State and entire Nigerians over the death of Father of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, who died yesterday in Saudi Arabia.


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