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God took away my son to test my faith — Nasarawa Governor

By Abel Abogonye, Lafia
28 January 2023   |   4:01 am
Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has described the passing away of his first son, Hassan Abdullahi Sule, as a test from God.


Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has described the passing away of his first son, Hassan Abdullahi Sule, as a test from God.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Ibrahim Addra, had, yesterday, confirmed Hassan’s death.

Addra said that the deceased died on Thursday night after he was discovered unconscious in front of his apartment and taken to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Sule, who spoke while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gude, in Akwanga Local Council, while quoting from the holy Qu’ran, said God promised to test the faith of every believer.

He said: “I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his nine children and 70 cows yesterday. And today, God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.

“He grew up carrying all his siblings along.  It’s only God that has the power to take him away. He was the one taking decisions on our businesses. He is always on hand to advice me on what next to do, saying my schedule will not allow me to run any business.  

“God took him away to test my resilience and faith. God didn’t seek my advice when he gave Hassan to me and he will not seek my advice when he takes him away,” he stated.

Since the passing of Hassan, Gudi, the country home of the Governor, has turned into a Mecca of some sort with prominent personalities trooping in to condole with the Nasarawa first family.

Among the early arrivals were the former Governor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu and the immediate past Governor Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura. 

In a vote of thanks, the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad (rtd), on behalf of the Sarkin Gude, Alhaji Sule Bawa, appreciated all those who attended the funeral rites of the late Hassan Abdullahi Sule.

The late Hassan Abdullahi Sule died at 36, leaving behind a daughter and a pregnant wife. 

He was buried in Gudi, according to Islamic rites.