By Bashir Bello
KATSINA – Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has said that with the death of the Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie who passed away on Thursday evening Nigeria has lost one of the last standing patriot.
Governor Masari stated this in a statement issued to newsmen by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi.
The Governor said that Coomassie served the nation with distinction.
He however expressed profound sadness over the death of the former Inspector General of Police and Sardaunan Katsina.
According to the statement, “the Governor said in the death of the former Inspector General of Police, IGP, who was also the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Nigeria has lost one of its last standing patriots who served the nation with distinction.
The Governor described the former IG as a highly patriotic, disciplined, reliable and committed Nigerian whose invaluable counsel would seriously be missed by both Katsina State, Northern Nigeria and the nation in general.
Katsina State according to the governor ‘has lost a son that everybody was proud to be associated with. He was a true patriot who had little time for anything other than the pursuit of advancing the interest of Nigeria.
“Whatever assignments he was given he pursued them with a messianic zeal that would only abates with success.
“Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie has left a vacuum that will take time to fill. It is my sincere hope that other leaders will strive to emulate him”.
While consoling the Emir of Katsina and the immediate family of the deceased, the Governor prayed to Allah to forgive him all his shortcomings and make paradise his final resting place, even as he also prayed to Allah to grant the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss.