A member of Kwara State House of Assembly, Saidu Baba Ahmed, has revealed the last words of a young woman he described as his daughter when he visited her at the hospital.
According to the lawmaker, Rukayat Rukayat Umar died on September 20. She had just graduated from Federal University of Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state.
Taking to his Facebook page to mourn the deceased, Ahmed wrote;
“She just graduated from Federal University of Birnin Kebbi, Political science Department.
“The day was bright, normal like any other day and there was no sign that, the night of 20th Sept, 2021, will announce to my very eyes and hearing, the most devastating and shocking news in recent past the demise of my daughter, Ruqaiyatu Umar
“I could still hear the echo of her last words, when I visited her at the hospital around 10;30. “Baba zulu” as she fondly calls me, ‘there is no amount of pain which i am going through now is comparable to the pain of my struggles to attain my Bsc. certificate. Now i am ready for NYSC. The pain my father and mother went through to see that succeed might double. We might both not be able to enjoy the fruit of our labour’
“And then she sighed a deep breath. I encouraged her to stay strong and never lose hope. That’s was my last encounter with her
“May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may Allah give the entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Amen”