By Our Correspondent
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence and Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti Corruption, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, says the death of Alhaji Umaru Maigona, is a colossal loss not only to his family or Sokoto State,but, to Nigeria as a whole .
Statement by Wamakko’s media aide, Alhaji Bashir Rabe Mani said the former Governor of Sokoto State,spoke today, at the country home of the deceased, ‘ Yar Labe, Wamakko Local Government of the state .
Wamakko,who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District , said that, the late Iconic Businessman had played immeasurable contributions to the socioeconomic development of the state and Nigeria ,in general.
Senator Wamakko prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus, as well as grant his family the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable loss .
The former Governor of Sokoto State was accompanied on the visit by the Executive Secretary, Police Trust Fund, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, Ambassador Sahabi Isa Gada,as well as the State Caretaker APC Chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida,among other party officials , stalwarts and dignitaries.
On arrival, Wamakko was received by the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Dan Iya, younger brother of the deceased, Alhaji Bello Maigona and his eldest Son , Alhaji Muntari Maigona, among other mourners .
Special prayers for the repose of the soul of the deceased were led by Sheikh Bashir Gidan Kanawa.
The late Umaru Maigona, who died on Monday, February 8, at an Abuja Hospital, was buried , same day, in ‘ Yar Labe town.