By Odimmegwa Johnpeter, Abuja
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta on Friday, April 30, 2021, led a high-powered delegation of the Commission to condole with the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively over the demise of their mother, late Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, Mai Babban Dakin Kano. This was contained in a statement signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Danbatta, who also submitted two letters of condolence, one on behalf of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Ibrahim Pantami, and the other on behalf of the Management and Board of the Commission, stressed that the delegation was in Kano at the behest of the Minister.
The EVC, who personally led prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Mai Babban Daki during the visits, described her death as a monumental loss not only for the two emirates but also the whole country.
“An epitome of motherhood, a fountain of inspiration, a symbol of humility, a promoter of peace, unity and national integration, Late Mai Babban Daki was not only a mother of two Kings but much more as she’s remembered for her virtues which stood her out like a pearl. Her life will continue to be celebrated by generations to come,” he observed.
Receiving the delegation at his palace in Kano, the Emir of Bichi expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Emirate to both the Minister and the Commission for the visit.
“We deeply appreciate the visit. We thank you for coming, and we hope you would convey our gratitude to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,” he said.
The EVC was accompanied by the Director, New Media and Information Security, Dr. Haru Alhassan; Director, Human Capital, and Administration, Usman Malah and the Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde as well as his Chief of Staff, Hafiz Shehu.