Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the governor and people of Sokoto state over the death‎ of the state commissioner of Science and Technology, Nasiru Zarummai, who died on Friday night‎.
In a press statement issued by the special adviser to the speaker on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, Dogara, in company of other lawmakers, expressed grief at the loss of the commissioner.
While praying that God grants the governor and the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, he recalled that the commissioner was a close associate of the governor and someone instrumental to his election success.
According to him, “We are here as a family to pay you a condolence visit. The late commissioner for Science and Technology was like a brother to us. He is someone we all know was very close to you. We know him and to some extent, we know the role he played, even during your campaign.
“So for us; it is really a loss to all of us, not just to you and the people of Sokoto state. So we come to share with you in this moment of grief and to say that whether in joy we are together, and in grief we will be together, and to pray that whatever is left behind God will bless it, and God will grant you and the entire people of Sokoto the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
In his response, Governor Aminu Tambuwal thanked the speaker and his entourage, saying his cabinet had lost an honest and hardworking member.
“Nasiru Zarummai, to be honest, was one of the very best we had in the cabinet; very, very, cerebral, very deep, even though young and very, very dynamic, very aspiring and very honest and straightforward.
“On all issues that we have had cause to discuss whether on public or private issues, Nasiru always stated his own position and you’ll see that whenever he addresses you; he’ll give you that respect, but he’ll tell you the truth. If I say that I’ve not lost one of my most dependable lieutenants in the cabinet; I’ll be lying.
“We have lost a very intelligent career in him. It is our hope and prayer that God that gave us Nasiru and has taken him away will forgive his sins and should give us a replacement amongst the likes of people that we have working with us,” Tambuwal stated.

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