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Mrs Yakowa recounts last moment with late husband

16 December 2012, 16:24

Kaduna - The wife of late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, Amina has described the last moment spent with her husband as a "blessed one.’’

She stated this on Sunday in Kaduna, during the Eucharistic Mass at St. Patrick’s Chaplaincy, Government House.

Amina said the usual routine for them was to offer private prayer every morning, before joining the daily celebration of mass at 6 am at the chaplaincy.

She said that on Saturday, she was unable to say the usual prayers with her husband because she was down with catarrh, which made her very weak.

The bereaved widow said the late Yakowa then woke her up, urged her to get well soon so that she can join him in the thanksgiving service of the President's wife, Dame Patience Jonathan scheduled to hold on Sunday, Dec.16.

She described her marriage to the late governor as a happy one.

In his homily, the Archbishop of Kaduna, Rev. Matthew Ndagoso, described the late governor as a dedicated man who used his position to promote peace, unity and development in the state. 

Ndagoso advised the family and people in the state not to despair, but rather be positive as the late governor had lived a good life worthy of emulation. 

The archbishop  tasked Yakowa’s successor  to continue with the projects initiated by his predecessor.

On his part, Joseph Hayab, the Special Adviser,  Christian Affairs, to Yakowa, described the late governor as an incorruptible, hardworking and dedicated person.

- NAN

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