118 Imams, Wada, pray for the departed

A total of 118 Imams were on ground to pray for the departed.

Prince Abubakar Audu

A total of 118 Imams, attended the third day Fidau prayer organised for the late former Governor of Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu.

The prayer, which took place on Wednesday at the compound of the Orego Attah and paramount ruler of Ogbonicha Kingdom, Ofu Local Government Area, Kogi State, was headed by Chief Imam of Amkpa Mosque, Alhaji Suleiman Adama.

According to Punch reports, former Deputy President, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu was also present at the event.

Other dignitaries in attendance were The Kogi State Deputy Governor, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Olugbemiro Jegede; the Chief of Staff, Mr. Nasiru Yunusa; and the state’s Head of Service, Dr. Moses Atakpa, among others.

Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, who was represented by a high-powered delegation, led by Deputy Governor Yomi Awoniyi, said the good works the former governor did cut across all sectors of the state economy.

Wada added that  the government and the residents have not come to terms with the death of former governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

He described Audu’s death as too unbelievable to comprehend.

The governor said the late Audu would be remembered for his numerous achievements.

Wada commiserated with the former governor’s family, urging them to be consoled by his legacies of service to the state, his people-centred style of politics and his personality, which is respected across the country.

The governor prayed Allah to grant him eternal rest, adding that the state and the people would each day immortalise him in their hearts “as one who came, saw and touched lives in more positive ways”.

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