Senator Danjuma Laah and many dignitaries paid condolence visit to the family of late Arch. Barnabas Bala Bantex in Abuja, the former deputy governor of Kaduna state .
Senator Laah described the late Deputy Governor as a loss of a huge partner of development in southern Kaduna and Nigeria as whole.
Laah stated this when he paid visits to the family of the deceased in company of the former GMD of NNPC Engr Andrew Yakubu.
Laah said that they came to commiserate with the family, the government and people of Kaduna state over the loss of the patriarch of southern Kaduna and the people of Kaduna state.
“On behalf of southern Kaduna senatorial district and the entire people of Kaduna state , myself and my friend Engr Andrew Yakubu are here to condole with you on the death of your father,our brother and partner in the development of our community”
“When we heard of the tragic incidents of the loss of your father ,our immediate passed deputy governor, I was shocked. It’s most unfortunate that he is gone even when he is needed most and as it is today you have lost that kind of fatherly advice you normally get from your late father.
“God gives and God takes; it doesn’t matter how we feel about it. It has happened but one thing you must know is that wherever your father is, he must be very happy about the legacies he has left behind.
“I am here to comfort you as your senator and tell you that we are with you in prayers throughout these trying times,’’
In their response, the wife of late Bantex and the first son thanked senator Laah for the visit, and said that they are encouraged by the visit of several friends and well wishers.
Obviously, we will miss him a lot; no matter how tough you are, the memory sometimes will just flash and it’s truly very painful but with people like you and many others who have been coming, we believe that we are beginning to have the courage to pass through the difficult times.
Similarly, Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna state and wife also visited the family of late Bantex
El-Rufai spoke to his family and conveyed the condolence on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State. “We shall work closely with his family to grant a befitting farewell to a man who gave so much to this even when hobbled by ill-health “
“We have been blessed to know Bantex and to work with him. We pray God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his wife, children and the entire family in this moment of grief and loss.”