OBITUARY: Hamisu Goes Home …..as NUJ Declares 3-Day Mourning in His Honour
By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
On Tuesday 8, 2019, was dark day for the entire family of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council as they were thrown into mourning over the demise of Mallam Hamisu Ado, a staff of the council.
The death of Hamisu, which was announced at early hours of Tuesday, by the council’s Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, brought to a halt, all activities in the Secretariat, as members had to attend his burial which has already taken place according to Islamic right.
In their various condolences, members of the shared amongst themselves the good things Mallam Hamisu, was known for during his over three decades of service at the council Secretariat.
According to them, the man Hamisu, represented humility, hardwork, honesty, loyalty, commitment and always ready to serve anybody irrespective of their status or age.
The council in statement declaring a 3-Day hourning in his honour, signed by the secretary, Comrade John Femi Adi, noted Hamisu’s service for 31 years at the NUJ Kaduna Council until Thursday, when he died in active service is worthy of the honour.
According the statement, “the Nigeria Union of Journalists,(NUJ) Kaduna State Council has declared a three-day mourning period in honour of Late Hamisu Ado, who died today 8th January, 2019.
“Even on hospital bed, he was still willing to return to his duty post, as NUJ Messenger.
“He was an unusual staff ,who was humble ,committed and willing to go all kind of errands .
“Late Hamisu was known as “NUJ bank”, because money kept in his custody was always safe and handy. In fact, he could be described as ,”Integrity Personified.”
The statement said the vacuum left behind by Hamisu, would be very difficult to fill.
Hamisu, who died at aged 63, was survived by a wife and eight children .
The council however pray that God grant his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.