The Northern State Governors Forum (NSGF) and the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday led the line of commiserations for Vice President Namadi Sambo, whose younger brother, Capt. Sabo Sambo, died on Sunday.
Chairman of NSGF and Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, urged the vice president to see the death as an act of God.
“We feel and share in your grief. Take heart,” Aliyu said on behalf of other northern governors.
“The best tribute you can pay to the memory of the departed is to continue touching more lives positively.”
Similarly, ACF expressed “grief and shock” on the younger Sambo’s death, but noted that his memories will live on, because of his good deeds and service to humanity.
“From God we come and to Him we shall all return. Death is the ultimate end for all mortals, and life is transient,” National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Muhammad Ibrahim, wrote in a statement.
“We are aware that Capt. Sambo has been flying for over 30 years, from the defunct Nigeria Airways, Presidential Fleet to Nigeria Police Aircraft, all on service to his fatherland. Capt. Sambo would be remembered for his diligence, commitment to service and most importantly, his humility.”
ACF extended its commiserations to the family of the vice president, praying that Almighty Allah will grant the departed soul eternal rest in Aljannah Firdaus. It also condoled with the bereaved family, and prayed that Allah would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Sambo, 58, died on Sunday in a car accident on Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja, when his car collided with a tree and burst into flames. He was buried at Apo cemetery in Abuja.