FCT Minister commiserates with Ramatu Aliyu on mother’s death

Hudu Yakubu. Abuja

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The Minister of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has commiserated with the Minister of State for FCT, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu over the death of her mother Hajia Zainab Sidi-Ali which occurred on Tuesday, 20th September 2022.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr Anthony Ogunleye, said Malam Bello led a delegation of senior officials of the FCTA and some members of the FCT Security Committee on a condolence visit to the residence of Tijjani Aliyu after attending funeral prayers at the Abuja National Mosque and interment of the deceased at the Gudu Cemetery Abuja, on Wednesday, 21st September 2022.

Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Honourable Minister of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Prayers were said during the condolence by the Minister’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Malam Abubakar Sani and the Permanent Secretary, FCTA Mr Olusade Adesola who both prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and fortitude for the bereaved to bear the loss.

The delegation of the Minister included the Executive Secretary of the FCDA, Engr Shehu Hadi Ahmed, the Secretaries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hon Abubakar Ibrahim, Area Council Services Secretariat, Hon Ibrahim Abubakar Dantsoho, the FCT Commissioner of Police Sunday Babaji and other senior officials of the FCTA and heads of some security.

Aliyu’s Mother Funeral 

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Police Affairs Minister, Mallam Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi and other top government functionaries were among those who attended the burial ceremony of Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, the mother of the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu.

Speaking shortly after the Janaiza prayer held at the Gudu cemetery, the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello said the late Zainab Sidi Ali lived a glorious and exemplary life while on earth.

While praying that God grant her a peaceful rest and forgive her all her sins, Bello equally admonished those still alive to emulate the exemplary life of the late Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali.

“We all believe that we come from God, and we shall all return to God, and today our sister, our mother has answered the divine call.

“She happens to be my direct sister, but we lost her today to the good hands of death. She has gone and she lived a glorious life.

“Today we have one of her children in the person of Dr Ramatu Tijani, who is exemplifying her attitude and her character, and her good neighbourliness, by bringing people together.

“Now that she has gone back to God Almighty, we pray that God grant her, and forgive her all her sins. As Muslims, we believe we shall return back to God, and she has returned back to God.

Bello, therefore, admonished the family members to continue to live in peace, take after her examples when she was alive, and continue to live united together, so that lives after this particular world would be a glorious one.

In his Janaiza prayers, the Chief Imam of Abuja Central Mosque, Malam Muhammad Kabir Adam, stated that death is a lesson to the living, as all mortals are bound to die.

Other personalities that attended the funeral ceremony include the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Adesola Olusade, former FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Christian Ohaa, Mandate Secretariat in FCT Administration, Area Council Chairmen and top management staff of the Administration.





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