By DANJUMA JOSEPH, Lafia –
Hassan Abdullahi Sule, the eldest son of Nasarawa State Governor, who died on Thursday night was buried today Friday, with prominent sons and daughters of the state in attendance.
The late Hassan Abdullahi Sule died at the age of 36, leaving behind a pregnant wife.
Since the news of the passing on of the late Hassan Abdullahi Sule, Gudi, the country home of the Governor, has turned into a mecca of some sort, with prominent persons trooping in to condole with the Nasarawa’s first family.
Among the early arrivals were the first Executive Governor of the state and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura.
Governor Abdullahi Sule, while speaking shortly after the burial, described the passing away of his first son, Hassan Abdullahi, as a test from God.
Citing copiously from the holy Qu’ran, the Governor pointed out how God promised to test the faith of every believer.
“I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his 9 children and 70 cows yesterday. And today God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.”
Engineer Sule described his late son as a calm, disciplined and obedient young man, who treated his siblings equally and with mutual respect.
“He grew up carrying all his siblings along. It’s only God that has the power to take him away. He was the one taking decisions on our businesses. He is always on hand to advice me on what next to do, saying my schedule will not allow me to run any business. God took him away to test my resilience and faith. God didn’t seek my advice when He gave Hassan to me and He will not seek my advice when He takes him away,” he stated.
Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alh Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, on his part, described the death of Hassan, as great shock and painful
Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi who described death as inevitable to every mortal that will occur whenever God so desired, urged Governor Abdullahi Sule, his family, friends and the entire citizens to see his demise as the will of God and continue to pray for the reposed of his soul.
“We woke up this morning with the sad and shocking news of our dear son, Hassan, the son of his Excellency Governor Abdullahi Sule, what can we say, God Almighty is the sole giver and taker of life, this is one death too many at this time, it is very shocking, painful and colossal, may the Almighty Allah accept all his good deeds, forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljanatul firdausi as his final abode and comfort us all” the Speaker added.
In a vote of thanks, the Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad (rtd), on behalf of the Sarkin Gude, HRH Alhaji Sule Bawa, appreciated all those who attended the funeral rites of the late Hassan Abdullahi Sule.