Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has said that the late Sardaunan Katsina, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie gave his best part of life to the community, the state and the country in general.
He expresssed this when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on condolence and sympathy visit.
According to him, late Ibrahim Coomassie was fully involved in the socio-political development during his life time, pointing out that as Arewa Consultative Forum Chairman, late Ibrahim Coomassie served as a bridge builder and worked for Northern and National unity.
On the late former Commissioner of Education, Professor Halimatu Sa’adiyya Idris, the Governor said the deceased participated fully in the education restoration agenda of the current administration.
Speaking about the recent flood havoc in Jibia Local Government, Governor Aminu Bello Masari already said the state government had started redirecting water flow and moving people to higher level areas for safety.
The Governor used the visit to appeal to the Chief of Army Staff to provide blockage cover for criminals terrorizing Zamfara forests to reduce spill over of such bandits to Katsina State due to Army operations in Kaduna and Zamfara states.
While congratulating the Army and the Nigerian Armed Forces for what they achieved, the Governor thanked the Chief of Army Staff for the show of concern on what happened to the state.
Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff said he was at Government House Katsina to condole the Governor on the death of former Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Coommassie and the Governor’s in law Usman Audi,.
The Chief of Army staff was also in Katsina to condole the Governor and people of the state on the death of former Education Commissioner, Professor Halimatu Sa’adiyya Idris as well as sympathize with people of the state over the recent flood in Jibia Local Government Area.
General Tukur Buratai prayed that God grants eternal rest to the souls of the departed ones as well as prevents future reoccurrence of the flooding.