Nasarawa State Sports Commissioner Loses Sister
By Eche Amos
The death has occurred of Hajiya Maryam (Talatu) Lawal, immediate younger sister to Hon. Othman Bala Adam, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development.
The late Maryam died on Monday night at Nageri Hospital, Keffi, following a brief illness.
Her remains were buried according to Islamic rites on Tuesday morning, at the Dadin Kowa cemetery, Keffi.
The late Maryam left behind her husband, Mallam Lawal(Bogo-Biri) and five children, including two males and three females.
Hon. Othman Bala Adam who was at the cemetery described his late sister as God-fearing and one who was disposed to the service of humanity, adding that her demise was a huge tragedy, not just to him but all those she left behind, especially her immediate family.
He, nevertheless, acknowledged that her death was the will of God and as mortals, cannot question divine decisions.
The Commissioner prayed Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and grant her aljanna firdausi.
He equally prayed to God to grant her family and all those affected the fortitude to bear the loss.