By Muhammad Goronyo, Sokoto
……..as Ganduje Mourns With Families
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state commiserates with the families of Abba Lawan Kurmawa, a veteran journalist, who passed away and left behind an indelible mark in media practice in the state and beyond.
Mourning the demise of the gentleman, governor Ganduje lamented that, “This death is a great loss to all of us. It is a loss to journalism profession, it is a loss to the state and indeed to his families, both immediate and extended.”
The death, according to the governor, was shocking to all lengths. Adding that, “Abba Lawan Kurmawa can best be described as humane, disciplined, humble, down-to-earth, people-oriented, righteous and great patriotic citizen, during his lifetime.”
Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje Abba Anwar quoted the governor as saying “It is with painful feeling and increasing hope for his reposed soul, that I am extending the heartfelt condolences of the state government and the good people of Kano state, to his immediate families, Triumph Newspapers family, his friends and well wishers” he said.
He prayed that, “May Almighty Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward his good deeds. May Allah give his families and all of us, the fortitude to bear this great loss.”
Until his death, Alhaji Abba was a correspondent of Freedom Radio Kano, in Sokoto state