Yakowa’s Family Thanks El-Rufai For Renaming Kafanchan General Hospital After Late Gov

Amina Yakowa
Amina Yakowa
The family of late Governor of Kaduna State, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, has expressed appreciation to Governor Nasir El-Rufai for immortalizing their late father.
In a letter signed by the late governor’s widow, Dame Amina Yakowa, and addressed to El-Rufai, the family specifically the governor for renaming the General Hospital, Kafanchan, after Yakowa and also completing abandoned projects started by him.
Our correspondent reports that this is the first time the Yakowa family will be writing to any sitting governor of the state since the demise of Sir Yakowa in a helicopter crash in 2013 in Bayelsa State.
Mr. El-Rufai had on May 24, 2016 announced the immortalization of the late governor following the approval of the Kaduna State Executive Council.
In a heartfelt letter to Gov. El-Rufai on behalf of the family dated May 27th, 2016 a copy of which was obtained by journalists in Kaduna, Mrs. Yakowa commended the present administration in the state for ensuring the completion of projects initiated by her late husband despite ‘paucity of funds’.
She further lauded el-Rufai’s numerous gestures towards the family since assumption of office as Governor in 2015.
The letter read in part, “On behalf of my humble self and the entire Yakowa family, I write to sincerely thank you and the Kaduna State Government for the honour you have bestowed on my late husband, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa by renaming the Kafanchan General Hospital after him in recognition of his distinguished public service career and the selfless service he rendered to Kaduna State, spanning over decades”.