Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described the death of Alhaji Ismailia Numan as a great lost not only to his family but the state and country at large.
In a press statement signed by the Director Media and Communications to the Governor Solomon Kumangar and released to newsmen, Governor Fintiri consider the sad event as a big blow to the state.
“I received with deep shock, news of the demise of Alhaji Ismaila Numan who has joined the pantheon of modern Adamawa State’s great architects and Elder Statesmen” he said.
While expressing his profound sympathy to the bereaved Family, the people of Numan, the State and Country, for the great lost, he said the elder statesman died at a time his counsel and contributions are needed.
“Mr Governor also considers this sad occurrence as a big blow to the State, coming at a time when the Late Alhaji Ismaila’s repository of wisdom, dependable counsel and excellent forebearance, are required by the Government of the day, to stear it on the firm course of delivering on its mission” he mentioned.
While praying for the soul of the deceased Allanna Firdausi, he assured that the Government and the people share in the bereaved Family’s grieve and sense of loss.
In a related development, the Senator representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial Zone Sen. Binos Yaroe described the deceased as a patriarch who has left behind a legacy that will be hard pressed to match.
Sen. Binos in his condolence message mentioned that he received the news of the transition of the elder statesman to the great beyond with total submission to God.
“Baba Numun or Baban Kowa, as he was fondly called, has left behind a legacy that will be hard pressed to match” he added.
“I extent my most sincere condolences to the immediate and extended family, as well as the people of Numan Federation, Adamawa State and Country at large over this great loss” he added.
He prayed that “May Allah in His infinite mercy grant the family, the Governor, government and people of Adamawa State the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. And may Allah grant the repose of the soul of Baba Numun Aljannatul Firdausi”