The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, has sent his condolence to the family of a retired Customs Officer, Faruk Umaru and his wife, Nasara Yusuf, who died in a fire disaster, on March 31.
The Governor expressed his condolences on Thursday when he joined hundreds of Muslims at the three-day Fidda’u Prayer for the repose of the soul of the victims.
Some of the notable personalities in attendance were members of the state executive council, state House of Assembly members, politicians, traditional rulers as well as top government functionaries.
Islamic scholars made special supplication to God to grant mercy to the deceased.
The Ulama were Mallam Abubakar Kakale, Mallam Haruna Gwandu, Mallam Umaru Sala, the Chief Imam in Government House, Birnin Kebbi, and Mallam Muhammad Nata’ala.
They called on Allah to grant the deceased and the family members the fortitude to bear the loss.
According to NAN, Faruq died at age 63, while his wife Nasara died at age 53 leaving 13 children behind.
Hajiya Nasara, until her death, was the Executive Secretary in the state Primary School Staff Pension Board.