By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
The speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alh.Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has lost an elder brother Mallam Salihu Abdullahi, early hours of yesterday.
Abdullahi, during burial described the demise of his elder brother, as one too many considering the position and role he occupied in the family while alive.
The speaker said that the death of his brother was painful and shocking while urging people to pray for the family to overcome the pains and vacuum created by the demise and for God to grant the deceased paradise.
According to him, “My elder brother’s death is one too many. He is my confidant, who is now our father because he took over the position of our late father. He is our adviser and we will greatly miss his fatherly role in the family”
“My elder brother’s death was shocking and painful. We cannot ask God why as he gives life and take at will.we glorify God for brother Angulu’s life that was well spent.
” I want to thank all of you who came from far and near to sympathize with me and the entire family over this great lost,” he said.
The speaker also prayed God to forgive his late brother wrongdoings,reward his good deeds while on earth and grant him peace in the world beyond.
Earlier, Mallam Abubakar Ahmed, while presiding over the funeral urged Muslims and other Nigerians to live a life worth of emulation when alive.
He said that there is judgement after death, hence the need for Muslims to always adhere strictly to the teaching of prophet Mohammed.
He also urged the speaker and the entire members of the family to see the death as an act of God and an inevitable to all mortals.