By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
The family of late Kaduna State governor, Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, has written an appreciation letter to Governor Nasir El-Rufai applauding the renaming of Kafanchan General Hospital after the late Governor.
Late Yakowa died in a military helicopter in Bayelsa State along former national Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi (rtd) in December 2013 after attending the burial of late Oronto Douglas’s father, who was an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a letter to governor El-rufai on behalf of the family dated May 27th, 2016, a copy obtained by journalists in Kaduna, wife of the late governor, Dame Amina Yakowa, commended the present administration under El-Rufai for ensuring the completion of projects initiated by late Yakowa despite ‘paucity of funds’.
Mrs Yakowa further lauded El-rufai’s numerous gestures towards the family since assumption of office as the governor of the state.
The letter reads: “On behalf of my humble self and the entire Yakowa family, I write to sincerely thank you and the Kaduna State government for the honour you have bestowed on my late husband,Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa by renaming the Kafanchan General Hospital after him in recognition of his distinguished public service career and the selfless service he rendered to Kaduna State, spanning over decades.
“Your Excellency Sir, may I use this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to you in ensuring the completion of projects initiated by my late husband despite the paucity of funds and also to thank you generally for your numerous kind gestures towards the family since assuming office.
“You Excellency, we are indeed deeply humbled, deeply honoured and deeply grateful to you. We pray that as you have given honour to whom its due, so also will you be honoured now and long after you have left office by generations yet unborn in recognition of the selfless sacrifices and efforts you have been making in order to make Kaduna State great again.
“We also pray that God in his infinite mercy will continue to bless, guide and protect you as you continue to steer the affairs of our dear state.