By: Wisdom Acka
As the late Etsu Yaba, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu was laid to rest, FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, led a delegation of FCT Administration officials and Traditional Rulers to the funeral prayer.
The Minister, during the prayer session for the late monarch, described him as an upright leader, who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of members of his community during his lifetime.
Bello said, late Etsu was a selfless leader because he never relented in pursuing projects which will bring development to his community and the entire FCT.
The Minister prayed that God forgives his shortcomings and grants him Ajanna Firdaus.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the people of Yaba Chiefdom and Abaji Area Council as a whole over the loss of the well-loved Traditional Ruler.
Speaking also, the Chairman, FCT Traditional Council of Chiefs and Ona of Abaji, HRH, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, described the late Etsu as a peace-loving man, who contributed immensely to the development of FCT Council of Chiefs, particularly the Yaba Chiefdom.
Ona of Abaji also prayed that God forgives the deceased and urged all his well-wishers to pray for the repose of his soul.
Similarly, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu has described the late Traditional Ruler as a mentor, who has inspired many in the discharge of his traditional duties.
In a condolence message she signed personally, Dr. Tijjani-Aliyu said: “It is with great sadness that I learnt of the death of our royal father, the Etsu Yaba, HRH. Late Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, the 10th Etsu of Yaba. He was a true ruler who served his subjects and the descents of Yaba with love and distinction.
The Minister of State expressed her deepest sympathies to the FCT Council of Chiefs and residents of Abaji Area Council, especially the family, for this great loss.
“The late Etsu was known to be very supportive of the FCT Administration. His love for his people knew no bounds, he held the Chiefdom dear to his heart, displayed obvious care for all of his subjects, we have lost a humane traditional ruler,” she emphasized.
He was born on the 1st of April 1956, and ascended the throne of his forefathers on June 21, 2012, from the Nuku rulling family in Yaba. He was 67 years.