Former APC NWC member, Abdulkadir dies
From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
The death has occurred of Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir, the immediate past APC National Vice Chairman, North West after a brief illness in Sokoto State.
Late Abdulkadir died at Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, (UDUTH), Sokoto within the week and his funeral prayers was held at his Gawon Nama residence according to the Islamic rites.
Late Abdulkadir was a former Minister of Youths Affairs and Social Development during President Goodluck Jonathan.
He is survived by two wives and nine children.
The state governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, in his condolence message, said: “certainly, I am short of words to describe the passing on of my brother and good friend with whom I share an inexplicable bond over the years.
“Late Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir and I have come a long way since our zestful childhood till now.
“An unassuming, compassionate and reliable political ally and a colleague at the bar, he never wavered in his commitment to the welfare and development of the people of Sokoto State in particular and Nigeria in general.
“He fought brilliantly without anticipating reward.
“He was firm in his believe in fate, taking in his stride any unfortunate incident that could shake the faith of a lesser mortal.
“A strong pillar upon which I more often than not rest my weight of worries, no doubt Nigeria and Sokoto State have lost a true son, patriotic and upright, in Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir.
“He passed on at a time when all of us in Sokoto needed him most, leaving a gap that would take sometime to fill.
“As we mourn him, I, on behalf of family, government and good people of Sokoto, pray for the repose of his soul. May he find rest and peace in the hereafter. May Aljanna Firdaus be his final abode. Amin.
“I also condole with his esteemed family and assure them of our support and encouragement. May the good Lord strengthen them and give them ample fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss, ameen,,” he added.