Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr Nasir Idris has appointed Hussaini Abubakar Giro as a member of the Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Board to replace his father, Sheik Abubakar Giro Argungu, who passed away on Wednesday.
The National body of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) had earlier appealed to the governor to consider one of the deceased’s sons for the position slated for his father which the governor obliged.
This was contained in a statement, Sunday, by Ahmed Idris, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
According to the statement, receiving the group’s executive members under the leadership of the National Chairman, Sheik Abdullahi Bala Lau, who paid a condolence visit to him at Government House, Birnin Kebbi, the Governor said their request had already been granted.
Gov. Idris thanked the group for the condolence visit, saying: “The loss is not only for his immediate family but for all of us.”
He described the late Sheik Abubakar Giro as an honest, humble, patient, and tolerant human being, who always put forward the interest of people above his interest.
Extending the sect’s condolence earlier, the JIBWIS National Chairman described the death of the deceased as a loss not only to Kebbi State but to Nigeria, Africa, and the entire Muslim Ummah.
He said Abubakar Giro was a pillar in the propagation of Islam not only in Nigeria but across many African countries and prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings, accept his good deeds, and reward him with Jannatul Firdaus.
The Clerics also offered special prayer for the deceased’s eternal rest, and other deceased Muslims as well as restoration of peace to all parts of Nigeria.