Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, paid a condolence visit on Vice President Namadi Sambo, Governor Mukhtar Ramallan Yero, Kaduna State council of chiefs and Mrs Amina Yakowa over the death of the late Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa.
Obasanjo, while commiserating with the people of the state over the death of late Yakowa, reiterated that as human beings our understanding was limited and that God knew the best for us as a people, and urged the people of Kaduna State and Nigeria as a whole to take solace in God.
He said, “Our desire was for him (late Yakowa) to continue the good works he was doing but God knows the best, our challenge is that we should not do anything to mar his memory.
“Once you are born, you are certainly going to die someday, we are running a race and whenever God says the end has come, we must hand over the baton to another person to continue from where we stopped.”
He therefore prayed God to give the state, family and Nigeria the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Vice President Sambo, Chairman of the Kaduna State council of chiefs and Emir of Zazzau, Dr Shehu Idris, in their responses described late Yakowa as a bridge builder who was able to solidify the peace of the state and lamented that his death was indeed a great loss to the state.
They commended the magnanimity of the former president for finding time to condole and share in the state’s moment of grief and pain.
The former President then left the State House where he had paid a condolence visit on the vice President in a meeting with the traditional rulers for the private residence of the late Yakowa where he condoled with his widow and Family before proceeding to Abuja.