Gombe Governor, Inuwa Yahaya mourns Musaba Hospital MD, Dr. Pela, leads cabinet members to funeral prayer
Gombe Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and other dignitaries at the funeral prayers
By Akanji Alowolodu, Gombe
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya Wednesday led his cabinet members, including the Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff and Head of Service as well as other aides to attend the funeral prayer for the late Medical Director of Musaba Hospital, Dr. Babayo Pela who died after a protracted illness.
The funeral prayer, held at the Bubayero Central Mosque, Emir’s palace, Gombe was led by the Chief Imam, Malam Mohammed Umar Pindiga and also attended by hundreds of sympathisers, including the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya had in a condolence message, described the late Dan Iyan Gombe as a selfless medical practitioner and community leader who lived a humble life and spent greater part of his life saving lives and offering support to the vulnerable and less privileged people who throng his hospital daily for medical attention.
Describing Dr. Pela’s death as a personal loss, Governor Yahaya consoled the bereaved to take solace, not only in the fact that all living souls must taste death, but also that the deceased had lived a life of service to God and humanity and left behind legacy of honour and dignity.
Governor Yahaya extended the condolences of the Government and people of Gombe state to the bereaved family, the staff and management of Musaba Hospital and the Nigerian Medical Association as well as the Gombe Emirate where the deceased served as a council member until his demise.
He prayed Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannat Firdaus as contained in a statement by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Director-General ( Press Affairs), Government House Gombe.