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  • Updated: May 18, 2023

Hajja Adda: Yahaya Mourns, Condoles Gombe Emir, Former PenCom DG

The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has mourned the demise of Hajiya Aishatu Ahmad (Hajja Adda), the former Director- General of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Muhammad Kabir Ahmad's mother.

The deceased was also a grandmother to the Emir of Gombe, HRH Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III. 

The Governor condoled the former PenCom DG and the Emir over the loss. 

The Governor in a message, also condoled with the entire Late Alkali Ahmadu family over the huge loss of their matriarch.

The spokesperson to the governor, Ismaila Uba Misilli, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

"It is a heartbreaking and traumatic feeling to lose a mother at any age, but as Muslims we must accept what Allah has ordained. 

"Hajja Adda lived a fulfilled life characterised by service to Islam, family and humanity, and left behind an enduring legacy through her children and grandchildren, including his royal highness, the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Dr Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III.  

"On behalf of my family, government and people of Gombe State, I convey our heartfelt condolences over this huge loss of our dear mother who departed when her elderly guide is greatly needed. 

"We pray Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus," Misilli quoted the governor.

Late Hajja Adda died in the late hours of Wednesday at the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe after a protracted illness. 

She died aged 98 leaving behind five children, amongst which the Emir's mother was one. 

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