Pantami Eulogies Late Maigona As Danbatta Condoles Him

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Ibrahim Ali Pantami ( left) and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, during the condolence visit by the leadership of the NCC to the Minister on the demise of Islamic Scholar, Sheik Maigona.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has eulogized the virtues of late Sheikh Maigona, a member of Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, who died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage.

A statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Reuben Muoka on Friday, quoted Pantami as saying that the Islamic scholar was a polymath who lived an exemplary life.

The Minister who spoke in his office in Abuja during a condolence visit by the Executive Management of the NCC, led by its Chief Executive, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said, they grew up together with fond memories about their backgrounds.

The Professor reflected in solemn submission about the life and times of the late Islamic scholar, with whom he attended same Islamic school in their early life, and grew up together.

“The relationship between me and my late friend, Sheikh Abubakar Umar Maigona, was deep and later we became very close brothers and associates. We shared many things growing up”, he said.

He expressed appreciation for the visit of the leadership of the Commission to commiserate with him over the demise of his late friend.

Danbatta had earlier conveyed the condolences of the Board and Management of the Commission, prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive Sheikh Maigona for his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.

Danbatta was accompanied by the Secretary, Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), Mr. Ayuba Shuaibu; Director, Human Capital and Administration, Bar. Usman Malah; Director, Special Duties, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde; Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, during the visit.

Others are the Chief of Staff to the EVC, Malm Hafiz Shehu; the Executive Assistant to the EVC, Ismaila Nalado and the Special Assistant to the EVC (Media) Malam Yakubu Musa.

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