Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has commiserated with Etsu Nupe and Chairman of Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar over the death of his uncle, Kpotun Nupe, Barrister Halilu Usman who died in Kaduna at the weekend.
A condolence message signed by Governor Aliyu’s spokesman, Danladi Ndayebo described the death of Barrister Halilu as a big loss to Etsu Yahaya and the entire people of Niger
State, especially that it came at a critical period when his support and guidance were needed to help resolve the myriad of challenges confronting the nation.
Governor Aliyu said through his informed contributions to the Bida Emirate Council, the late Kpotun touched the lives of many in a positive way.“Over the years, the one-time Company Secretary of the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) was a uniting force who worked for peace, unity and tolerance among diverse ethnic and religious interests that cohabit in the Nupe Kingdom,” the statement said.
The forum called on all Nigerians to emulate the late Kpotun’s exemplary life of selfless service lived with uncommon humility and absolute faith in God.
It urged the Etsu Nupe to be consoled by the fact that it is only Allah (SWT) that gives
and takes life whenever He pleases.
The forum prayed God to grant the soul of the departed Aljannah Firdaus and members of the bereaved family and the entire Nupe race the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.