The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has led a delegation of top officials of the commission on condolence visits to the families of two prominent Nigerians who recently passed away.
The visits were to the families of former Minister of Labour, the late Alhaji Musa Gwadabe and the Registrar of Bayero University Kano, Jamil Ahmed Salim, who both died recently in Kano.
During the visits, Danbatta commiserated with the families of the deceased and prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed. He described the late Gwadabe and Salim as “patriotic Nigerians who contributed immensely to the development of the country” in various capacities.
Danbatta added that the loss of such great minds is not only a loss to their families but also to the entire nation. He, however, urged the families to take solace in the fact that their loved ones lived exemplary lives and left indelible marks in the sands of time.
In response, the families of the deceased expressed their gratitude to the NCC boss for his kind gesture. The EVC also paid a similar visit to the vice chancellor of the BUK, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas who equally expressed gratitude for the visit.
The statement by the commission’s director of public affairs, Reuben Muoka indicated that Danbatta’s visit was to honour the memories of the deceased who played significant roles in the development of the country. It also underscores the NCC’s commitment to promoting unity, empathy and compassion among Nigerians in their times of grief.