Governor Shettima condoles Tinubu over mother’s death
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state, on Sunday, sympathised with the former governor of Lagosstate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the demise of his mother, Alhaja Abibatu Asabi Mogaji, saying Nigeria has lost a progressive, a woman with distinction in mobilizing citizens for good courses.
Shettima’s Special Adviser on communications, Isa Umar Gusau, in astatement said the governor described the deceased as a promoter of massive self employment which is the ultimate in fighting crimes and insecurity, saying she died at a celebrated age but at a time when her experienced progressiveness was needed by all her children and grand children.
“She was a great woman who deserved the honourary doctorate degreeconferred on her by the Ahmadu Bello University during its 50th anniversary. I therefore celebrate the legacies she has left for us to emulate; I commiserate with my elder brother and senior former governor and the Tinubu family.
“I also offer condolences to my elder brother, the Governor of Lagos, Raji Fashola, his government and citizens; I commiserate with the ACN and the political class in Lagos; I empathize with Nigerian market communities and I pray that Allah in His infinite mercy, admits mama into Aljanna Firdaus and give her survivors the fortitude to bear this loss”, the governor added.
The statement also quoted the governor as saying “In my days as a banker over the years, with our headquarters in Lagos and as a postgraduate student in University of Ibadan whose transit point was usually Lagos, I was a consistent person in Lagos and this gave me the opportunity to be conversant with the effective and efficient organizational powers of mama not just as asuccessful entrepreneur but as a grand mobiliser of Nigerians for good courses”.
“She was an activist who struggled for the rights of common people, including millions of traders she led; she was a progressive who contributed immensely to the political liberty of Lagos and by extension the southwest, helped in the advancement of democracy as a key player, not a passive beneficiary, lived and died amongst her people when she could have chosen to relocate abroad; she lived and died advancing the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians as President-general, Association of Nigerian market women and men”, the governor concluded.