The Chairman of the Northern Governor’s Forum has chided the elements in society who rejoiced over the death of deceased former governor, Patrick Yakowa, calling the act “unreligious and inhuman”.
As news of the governor’s death filtered in through social media, some youth based in the North began to rejoice over the death of the Christian governor.
Aliyu made the remark while receiving the Speaker of Niger House of Assembly, Alhaji Adamu Usman, who led other members of the Assembly to pay a condolence visit on him.
He said, “No matter the religion one professes, the simple tenet is that we should sympathise with the dead and the bereaved and pray for the repose of the soul of the departed whose death is a colossal loss.”
The governor said, “Immediately we start praying for our leaders to die, then we are asking that the whole society should die. We must pray for our leaders. We must go back to our faith and practice our religion as demanded by the almighty Allah.
“We must talk to our children. We must be involved in the moral and religious education of our children. This development shows that we are failing in the duty to train our children.”