By Kamal Ololade Ahmed
Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan has expressed shock over the death of Mallam Yusuf Nwoha, Director of Administration of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
Mallam Nwoha, representative of the NSCIA on the board of NAHCON died in a road accident on Wednesday at Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
In a condolence message on Thursday, Alhaji Hassan said “As decreed by the Creator of the universe, “Every soul shall taste of death….” With this reality and total submission to the will of the Most High, I the Chairman, board members, management and entire staff of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) received the shocking news of the fatal accident that claimed the life of one of our own, Mallam Yusuf Chinedu Nwoha.
“Until his sudden death, Mallam Nwoha was a NAHCON board member representing Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). Within the short life of this board, the deceased had made meaningful suggestions on improving Hajj participation from Nigeria’s South East region, his birthplace.
“Mallam Nwoha’s short spell in the Commission conjures up an image of a focused and dedicated operative ever willing to break new grounds for the development of his set goal. His demise has left a void far more profound than can be imagined.
“May I also use this solemn period to remind us all how transient life is, with the hope that we may utilize the time we have in impacting positively on advancement of mankind.
“May the Infinite Lord have mercy on Mallam Yusuf Nwoha’s kind soul and console his family on this irreparable loss.”