Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024
“… as he attends funeral mass of mama Ann Asibi, mother of NAN Principal Correspondent with NSHA Chief Awayi Kuje…”
Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau has called on Nigerians to leave an impactful lives worthy of emulation that will translate to development in the society.
This, the Speaker admonished people to have a forgiving spirit and always forgive each other as death is inevitable and can come at anytime.
He made the call at the funeral mass of Mama Ann Asibi Kuje mother of Chief Awayi Kuje, a Principal Correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) covering the Nasarawa State House of Assembly held at Saint Louis Catholic Church Ezhiba in Nassarawa Eggon LGA today.
It was reported that Ezhiba community in Wakama, Akun Development Area of Nassarawa Eggon this Saturday was bubbled as politicians, philanthropists and community leaders converged to bid farewell to Mama Ann Asibi Abakyen Kuje, mother to Chief Awayi Kuje, a journalist attached with the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.
Interestingly, the funeral turned out to be a joyful moment, celebrating a fulfilled life at 81 of a woman who died as an accomplished mother with 7 children 36 grand and Great Grand children with array of testimonies, eulogizing her virtuous life style.
Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau led former and serving state lawmakers to st Louis Catholic Church Ezhiba to pray for repose soul of the deceased, calling on Nigerians to leave an impactful life worthy of emulation.
“We sympathize with mama’s family, we sympathize with our brother, today is not a speech making day, when death occurred, what usually comes to our mind is who is next, because death is inevitable to every mortal.
” Let have forgiving spirit, let always forgive each other” the Speaker said.
The funeral mass also provided a platform for Frank conversations where the National President Eggon Cultural Development Association ( ECDA) Mr Mandy David Abuluya and President of  Eggon Youth Movement ( EYM) Worldwide , Comrade Isaac Kigbu called on Eggon Nation to unite irrespective of political inclinations and support the present administration of Gov. Abdullahi Sule to succeed for the benefit of all.
Earlier in a homily, Rev. Fr. Dr Lawrence Soja  Anyembugu, the Parish priest, St Kizito’s Catholic Church Nasarawa, Nasarawa State reminded politicians that the era of rewarding political sycophants should be discarded to pave way for empowerment schemes and interventions to address hunger in the land, praying God to forgive the shortcomings of Mama Ann Asibi Abakyen Kuje.
In a word of appreciation,  one of the sons of the deceased, Chief Awayi Kuje appreciated the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau for identifying with the family at their moment of grief adding that their late mother withered the storm to make them responsible citizens.
Mama Ann Asibi Abakyen kuje was thereafter committed to mother earth at the family compound at Ezhiba, Wakama, Akun Development Area of Nassarawa Eggon LGA.
It was however gathered that the event served as a reunion among political opponents in the area as it saw the former member representing Nassarawa Eggon East Constituency at the State Assembly Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Agah Muluku and his successor Hon. Jacob Ajegena Kudu embraced each other in peace, unity and reconciliation thus attracting the gathering admiration.

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