Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described as shocking and saddening the death of the first woman Commissioner in the then Gongola State, Mama Fibi Nancy Nadah who passed on Sunday.
“Mama Nadah was a towering icon of selfless service who occupied a special place in the hearts of our people as a Woman of many first.
“Rarely has one person so epitomized the very best of humanity and leadership through selfless public service,” Governor Fintiri said.
“On behalf of the government and people of Adamawa State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and political associates of late Mama Fibi Nadah.
“The death of Mama Nadah who held the traditional title of Bwarato Bachama is a big loss to Adamawa State. She made a lot of positive impact and contributions during her lifetime to the growth and development of Adamawa State. She also made significant impact in Adamawa politics, especially in the Numan federation,” Fintiri added.
A statement by Humwashi Wonosikou, Fintiri’s press secretary said government Fintiri recently honored late Mama Nadah extending an invitation to commission a road project in the State capital which was her last public outing said he had “received the sad news with great sorrow and a deep sense of loss.
“I have always had a fondness for the magnificent and graceful contributions of Mama Nadah as first Woman Principal, first Woman Commissioner among many other first,” he added.
Governor Fintiri also noted that her contribution to the founding of the State Television ATV when she served as Commissioner of Information, describing it as a great achievement.
While offering his condolences to the entire Bwatiye Community and particularly to Hama Bachama, Dr Daniel Ismaila Shagnah CON, the Governor noted that Adamawa “will forever hold Mama Fibi Nadah in a special place in our individual and collective hearts.”
While describing the deceased as a highly accomplished teacher who contributed immensely to the growth of education in Adamawa, Governor Fintiri added that, Mama Nadah had a big impact in the education sector as she had taught very many prominent personalities.
He equally commended her motherly role in the land. He said she ensured that all her children attend the highest level of education.
The Governor said she will be missed by many especially girls and women whom she changed their lives.
Governor Fintiri wished the family good health and strength during these hard times when they have lost their loved one.