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Dogara Condoles With Tambuwal Over Commissioner’s Death

Posted: Mar 8, 2016 at 1:00 am   /   by   /   comments (1)


The speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon Yakubu Dogara and a host of other lawmakers from the House have condoled with the governor and people of Sokoto State over the death of the state’s Commissioner for Science and Technology, Nasiru Zarummai, who died Friday night.

Speaker Dogara led some members of the House of Representatives on a  condolence visit to the governor of Sokoto State, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Sunday night, where he expressed grief at the loss of the commissioner.
Dogara, who prayed that God granted the governor and family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss, also recalled that the commissioner was a close associate of the governor and someone instrumental to his electoral success.
Dogara said: “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’s 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’s 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’re together, and in grief we’ll 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”, he said.
Reacting, Gov Tambuwal thanked the Speaker and his entourage, saying his cabinet has lost an irreplaceable 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’ve 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”.

He continued saying that, “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”.

It could be recalled that Zarummai died on Friday, March 4, at the Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

Born on 4 April, 1973, in Sokoto North Local Government area of the state, he obtained a Bachelors degree in Computer Science at the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto in 1998 and was the IT administrator in the University from 2000 to 2005. The deceased later became the technical coordinator for the identity card project between 2003 and 2004 and joined the United Nations System (WHO, IT Assistant) in Nigeria between 2005 and 2007.

He became Special Adviser on ICT to former Governor Aliyu Wamakko of the state between 2007 and 2013 before he switched camp to join Tambuwal who later brought him into his cabinet in 2015.