In a sober moment for Yobe State and the nation at large, the news of the demise of the former governor and Senator, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has left a void that resonates across the political landscape. The Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities, Hon. Mohammed Abba Isa, expressed profound sorrow in a heartfelt condolence statement.
Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, 75, breathed his last while undergoing treatment for a prolonged illness in Saudi Arabia, as revealed by Mamman Mohammed, the Director General of Press and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni. The late statesman, who served as both governor and Senator representing Yobe East, is remembered for his transformative leadership and indelible contributions to the development of Yobe State.
Hon. Abba Isa, a citizen of Yobe himself, spoke eloquently of Sen. Bukar’s enduring impact, highlighting the former governor’s pivotal role in his personal life. The Senior Presidential aide recounted how Sen. Bukar generously covered the entire cost of his medical treatment following a severe spinal cord injury sustained in a fatal car accident. This compassionate act stands as a testament to Sen. Bukar’s commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities, especially for Persons With Disabilities.
The condolence statement underscored Sen. Bukar’s legacy of service, dedication, and transformative leadership. His initiatives, such as scholarship programs and advancements in the health sector, have left an indelible mark on the intellectual and physical well-being of the people of Yobe State.
Governor Bukar’s tenure witnessed a commendable surge in infrastructural development, reflecting his unwavering commitment to improving living standards. Yobe State experienced rapid transformation under his stewardship, leaving an enduring impact on the state’s landscape.
The statement further emphasized Sen. Bukar’s profound dedication to enhancing healthcare services, contributing significantly to the overall well-being of the state’s residents. His administration’s strides in the health sector have left a lasting legacy that continues to benefit the people of Yobe.
Hon. Abba Isa extended heartfelt condolences to Governor Mai Mala Buni and the entire people of Yobe State, acknowledging the painful loss of a visionary leader. He urged the people to find solace in the enduring legacy of Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, whose contributions are poised to inspire generations to come.
In a final prayer, Hon. Abba Isa implored the Almighty Allah to forgive and have mercy on the soul of the departed leader, granting him peace and solace in the hereafter. As Yobe State mourns the passing of a distinguished statesman, the nation reflects on the impactful legacy left by Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim.