Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy praised the late Sheikh Abubakar Umar Maigona, an Islamic scholar and member of the Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, who died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, during the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage.
Pantami stated that his late friend, who has since become a brother, is a polymath who has led an exemplary life. The Minister, who spoke in his Abuja office during a condolence visit by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Executive Management, led by its Chief Executive, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said they grew up together and shared fond memories about their backgrounds.
Danbatta had earlier conveyed the condolences of the Board and Management of the Commission, prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive Sheikh Maigona for his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.
Danbatta was accompanied by the Secretary, Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), Mr. Ayuba Shuaibu; Director, Human Capital and Administration, Bar. Usman Malah; Director, Special Duties, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde; Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, during the visit. Others are the Chief of Staff to the EVC, Mallam Hafiz Shehu; the Executive Assistant to the EVC, Ismaila Nalado and the Special Assistant to the EVC (Media) Yakubu Musa.