Thousands Bid Farewell As Sabo GRA President, Wife, Daughter Are Laid Rest

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Thousands of mourners on Friday, were on ground to bid farewell to the late President General of the Tsaunin Kura GRA Residents Association (Sabo GRA), Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, his wife and daughter who died on Monday March 8, from a ghastly car accident along Kaduna-Abuja Highway.

A statement signed by the Executive PRO, Sabo GRA, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, made available on Sunday March 21, said that the burial procession began at the St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital, where hundreds of vehicles escorted the remains to ECWA English Service (EES) for an over flowing funeral service, attended by thousands of mourners, with several canopies mounted outside the church auditorium to accommodate the over flow on March 19, 2021.

At the interment held at his Sabo GRA residence, thousands were already on ground, waiting for the arrival of the remains, escorted by thousands of mourners from the church.

A combined team of security personnel, comprising the NIgerian Police, Army, NIgeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), KASTLEA, KADVIS and Sabo GRA security had a hectic time, controlling the thousands of mourners.

In his tribute at the church service, Secretary General of Sabo GRA, Barrister Dan Paul said late Comrade Silas Adamu was a trailblazer.

“President General (PG) is and has been many things to us. He was a trailblazer, a stabilizer, a motivator, a counselor, a peace maker, a city builder, a philanthropist among many things.

“The late PG was instrumental to the unification of the four Zones that make up the entire Tsaunin Kura Residents Association.

“The security architecture of the GRA was part of his administrative prowess as he massively contributed financial to the fabrication and installations of the three existing gates in Zone D and many more to come.

“Until PG’s accession to the office, the GRA was only known on papers and same was bedeviled with poor road networks, through his leadership, the GRA is now a household name in Kaduna State and Nigeria,” he said.

Speaking further, he said that PG brought their community to limelight.

“Comrade Dr Silas Gadani Adamu ensured that most of the challenges facing us as a community was brought to the doorsteps of the Executive Governor of Kaduna State.

“I heard the PG loud and clear when he said that even if he has to clean the shoes of the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Malam Nasir El’rufai, he will do it to get the government to fix asphalt on all the roads in Tsuanin Kura.

“Today, we thank God because in the next few months, contractors will be mobilized and our roads will be tarred. For me, I am sad because he will not be here physically to see the efforts he has made.

“Our PG will always be remembered as a man who naturally loves people, a generous man who gives to fault. He has on many occasions emptied his wallet and account to just to help people who needed his assistance,” he added.

Speaking further, he said that if the community had ten of his kind, the infrastructure they desperately desire in Kaduna South will be a thing of the past.

“He as a great unionist, humorously speaking, on one occasion, the PG said to us, “unionism is 80% diplomacy and 20% rascality.” He didn’t leave long enough for us to see the 20% rascality we all looked forward to seeing,” he added.

Speaking further, he said, “We are sad and are still grieving but we thank God for his life and for the fact that you are here with us today.

“Adieu our PG.

“Our PG will fondly be remembered. We call on our government to immortalize him.

“As you return to your respective destinations after the internment, enjoy God’s grace and protection,” he prayed.

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