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Dankwambo Rues Death of Elder Statesman

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The Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has described the loss of Alhaji Saleh Hassan Jos as a huge loss to the nation and the North.

Dankwambo, who was speaking in late Hassan’s family home in Jos on Friday during the burial of the statesman who died after a brief illness in his hometown of Jos, said the death of the 82-year-old international businessman and statesman was a hard-to-take blow, the pain of which would not go away in a while, especially for his family.

Dankwambo extended his condolences to the Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and thanked the good people of Plateau for accommodating peace, while he describing the late octogenarian as “a true democrat, who played vital roles for the emergence of today’s Nigeria.

“Alhaji, as we fondly called him, was a close friend and father to me. I learnt a lot from him and though we would miss him sorely, we pray for the repose of his soul in aljannat fiddausi and pled with Almighty Allah to give his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the governor said.

Hassan, who originally hailed from Yamaltu Deba local government area of Gombe State, held many positions in Nigeria during his life-time and was quite prominent as the national chairman of the GNPP.



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