Former Nigeria Minister Buried In Katsina

Former Nigeria Minister Buried In Katsina
  • PublishedOctober 31, 2021

Former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma, has been buried in Katsina on Sunday.

Abba was buried at the revered Danmarina cemetery, where late President Yar’adua and other prominent personalities were buried after funeral prayer held at the GRA Jumaat mosque on Sunday.

A renowned Kano scholar and former Commander General of Hizba, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa led the funeral prayer.

Among the dignitaries who attended the funeral prayer were the Katsina-born business mogul, Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal and the Director-General of SMEDAN, Dr Dikko Umar Radda, amongst other family and political associates of the deceased.

In a condolence message, Dr Radda described late Ruma as an illustrious son of Katsina, who struggled for the political, educational and economic development of the nation to the best of his ability.

He said, “We pray to Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

“We also thank all those who come from far and near to mourn and commiserate with us for this loss and we pray to Allah to return them safely back to their destinations,” he said.

Abba was Agriculture Minister under the late President Umar Musa Yar’adua administration.

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