His Excellency, Zamfara State Executive Governor, Hon. Dr. Bello Mohammed Matawalle (Matawallen Maradun) received with total grief and deep sadness over the news of the passing away of one of the illustrious elder statesman and Business Mogul Alh Garba Rikiji today 09/07/2019 at his Gangaren kwata residence, Gusau as a result of prolonged illness.
Governor Matawalle who described the deceased as a business icon, Islamic scholar, leader and elder statesman said the great man’s exit is a great loss considering his immense contribution to the economic development of the state and the nation at large.
He prayed Allah to reward his departed soul with Jannatul firdaus and give his immediate family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Governor Matawalle added that the demise of Alhaji Garba Rikiji has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill especially in areas he excelled which is agriculture and in particular Cotton and groundnut production.
The late Business Mogul who died at the age of 80yrs will be missed by both business and working class.
YUSUF IDRIS GUSAU
Director General Press Affairs, Government House, Gusau.