Former Nigerian Vice President Alh. Atiku Abubakar in company of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, top government functionaries, friends and family attended the 7 days prayer in honor of Late Alh. Njidda Pariya, a long time ally and Personal Assistant to the former Vice President.
The house of the deceased which was venue for the 7 days prayer was filled to capacity as prominent Islamic scholars prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the prayers, Former Vice President Alh. Atiku Abubakar who is yet to come to term with the demise of his long time ally and personal assistant Alh. Njidda Pariya who died in Dubai last week, described the deceased as a loyal, humble, trustworthy and a peace loving man.
He disclosed that the deceased is more like a brother to him, having worked with him for more than 30 years.
The Former Vice President said the death of Late Alh. Pariya Njidda is a monumental loss not only to him or his immediate family but Adamawa State and the country at large.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Hon. Gideon Goroki, Speaker and members of the state House of Assembly and Commissioners were also in attendance.
Governor Umaru Fintiri who prayed to Allah to grant the deceased Aljanatu Firdausi consoled Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the family, also prayed to Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost.
The entourage also took time to console members of the deceased family.
Late Alh. Njidda Pariya who died at a hospital in Dubai after a brief illness was an aide to Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.