The Zamfara State Governor, Dr. Bello Matawalle, has commended the Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Abdulhakeem Olufemi Gbjabiamila, for his nationalistic approach over the honour done to the state in the appointment of former Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alh. Sanusi Garba Rikiji, as his Chief of Staff.
Governor Matawalle expressed his profound gratitude for the gesture adding that, the appointment is not for Rikiji family but for the Government and people of Zamfara State.
He described Sanusi Rikiji as humble, trust worthy and committed person who is equal to the task. The Government and people of Zamfara State stand firmly with the Speaker, fully confident that the Chief of Staff would do the state proud, much as the Rt. Hon. Speaker is bound to be the happiest in the choice of Sanusi Rikiji. We are behind him and he will not fail you insha Allah, he added.
Also in a similar vein, while receiving the Speaker on condolence visit over the death of the father of Chief of Staff, Alhaji Garba Rikiji, recently, Alhaji Sani Dahiru and representative of H.R.H. the Emir of Gusau, who spoke on behalf of Rikiji family, thank Hon. Olufemi Gbjabiamila for the visit and the unique appointment of their son as his Chief of Staff.
According to them, Rikiji Family will continue to pray for the leadership and entire members of the National Assembly for Allah’s guidance so as to excel and deliver their mandates to take Nigeria to the next level of development.
What happened to Rikiji Family is inevitable, but whenever it happens the feeling of the great loss must be there [HU1] . One of the ways for having a solace is to have the loved ones who share the worries with you. Mr. Speaker sir, as you leave all your mandates coming all the way from Abuja to condole our family, words cannot express our feelings nor our thanks for your concern, they added.
In his address, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbjabiamila condoled the government, people of the state and immediate family of Late Alhaji Garba Rikiji and prayed for his soul to rest in peace. He revealed his confidence and happiness for having Sanusi Rikiji by his side.
I had wanted to be in Gusau to visit a father who has Sanusi as his biological son. Such a father has indeed all the blessings of God for that gem of personality in the Sanusi I know. May his soul rest in peace, Mr. Speaker concluded.