The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday commiserated with Vice President Namadi Sambo over the death of his younger brother, Capt. Sabo Sambo.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim, the ACF described the death of Sambo’s brother, who died in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday, as shocking.
“It was with grief and shock that ACF learnt of the death of Capt. Sabo Sambo, the younger brother of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo.
“From God we come and to Him we shall all return”, the statement read, adding that death was the ultimate end for all mortals, and noted that life is equally transient.
The statement quoted the ACF as saying that, “the good deeds and service to humanity done by each person shall continue to live after him”,
“We are aware that Capt. Sambo has been flying for over 30 years; from the defunct Nigeria Airways, Presidential Fleet to Nigeria Police Aircraft, all on service to his fatherland.
“Capt. Sambo would be remembered for his diligence, commitment to service and most importantly, his humility.
“We commiserate with the family of the Vice President, and pray to Almighty Allah to grant the departed soul eternal rest in Aljannah Firdaus.
“We also commiserate with the bereaved family and pray Allah to give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss”.
Also, the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) consoled the Vice President over his brother’s death.
In a condolence message, the NSGF Chairman, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger, on Monday said: “We feel and share in your grief. Take heart”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Capt. Sambo, who was the immediate younger brother to the vice president, died on Sunday on the Bill Clinton drive, Airport Road, Abuja, in a car accident.
The Forum said the best tribute the vice president could pay to the memory of the departed was for him to continue to touch more lives positively. (NAN)