The remains of the former Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa arrived Kaduna Airport yesterday amid uncontrollable tears.
Yakowa died at the weekend when a Navy helicopter carrying him and four others, crashed at Nembe, Bayelsa State.
The corpse, wrapped with the national flag of green, white, green, arrived at Kaduna Airport at exactly 2.40pm in a C-130 Air Force plane with registration number CAG
Yakowa’s corpse arrived with the corpse of a top politician, Dauda Tsoho, who also died in the crash.
Family members of the deceased, the new governor of the state, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, National Assembly members, service chiefs, religious leaders, traditonal rulers and politicians were all at the airport to receive the corpses.
Speaking on Yakowa’s death, his Special Adviser on Media, Reuben Buhari, said even in death, his late boss represented the platform for peace, unity and development, which he always preached when he was the governor of the state.” Yakowa might have died, but his legacies and strong commitmnet to serving humanity will continue to linger on,” Buhari stated.