By Abba Gwale
Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has paid a condolence visit to the families of the late Makaman Karaye, the father of former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Alhaji Musa Sale Kwankwaso at the residence of the diceased in Kwankwaso town of Madobi local government.
In the statement signed by Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, Ganduje visited the diseased families few days after his return from abroad.
Ganduje, who was received by Commissioner for Rural Development, Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso and village Head of Kwankwaso town, Alhaji Baaba Musa Kwankwaso, said late Musa Sale Kwankwaso was a great gentleman.
“We lost a very caring father, who had blessed years before his return to Allah. May Allah forgive his soul and continue to shower Blessings on him,” Ganduje said.
The governor added that “Our late father was a complete gentleman, very patient, just leader, focused and committed leader. That was why he was praised by all his people and even beyond. May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward him with Jannatul Fiddaus.”
Responding to the request put forth by the village head, a junior brother to the former governor Kwankwaso, on being magnanimous to the family and leave the position of the late Madaki of Karaye, with the family, governor Ganduje promised that ,”there is no need for the request, because this house deserves everything from us. We always respect this house.”
“Whatever is associated with this great family, because of the late father, and the Village Head, Baaba Musa Kwankwaso, we must take it with utmost care and importance,” Ganduje assured the family
In his address, the village head expressed how the family was delighted over the visit of the governor to condole with the village.
“We hope the love that existed between you, Your Excellency, and our late father, we hope the same love will continue after his death,” said the village head
“We knew how our father regarded you as a son, Sir, we hope you will also take us as your sons, Your Excellency. I was a representative of our father when he was the Village Head for over twenty years. I also represented him, for over twenty years again, as District Head,” he continued.
“Your Excellency, Sir, kindly leave the position left by our father, within the family. Sir, the family needs your support and continued love all the time.” He concluded
Some of the dignitaries in the governor’s entourage were the House Leader of House of Representatives, Alassan Ado Doguwa, State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas, party elder Nasiru Aliko Koki, former Managing Director, Aminu Dabo, Commissioners of Information, Local Governments, Budget and Economic Planning, Advisers and many other dignitaries.