• Sadiq was like a son to me, a lawyer also like me. I feel a very personal loss, says VP
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has paid a condolence visit to Senator Kabiru Gaya whose son, Sadiq died recently, saying the late young man, was like “a son” with whom he had a special relationship.
Prof Osinbajo stated this on Friday, September 16, 2022, in Kano, where he met the Senator and other members of the Gaya family.
Expressing sadness over the death of Sadiq, the Vice President said “this is a very, very sad visit. Sadiq was a young man. He was like a son to me. He has visited me a few times. He was a lawyer also like me. So, I had a very special relationship with him.
“I feel a very personal loss. I commiserate with and condole the distinguished Senator and all members of his family, the Government and the people of Kano State who have lost a very precious son in this young man.”
While praying for the family, Prof. Osinbajo said “we believe in God, he is the only one who can give and take life. No matter what the circumstances are, only God can decide how long a man would live.”
He then prayed that “all will be well, I know that even with his own family – his wife and his children, all will be well with them. I want to express my sincere condolence to all of us that are here and to pray that the Almighty God will give the family peace and that we will not see this kind of thing again. We will not experience the death of young people in our midst again.”