Sokoto APC chairman’s son and friend die in auto crash after final exams

The chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto State, Isa Sadiq Achida, has lost his son, Anas Isa Sadiq Achida, in a fatal motor accident while returning from school. 

25-year-old Anas, a graduate of civil engineering from the Lead City University Ibadan, died while on his way to Sokoto on Saturday, August 26, 2023, after successfully completing his undergraduate studies. 

He died alongside his friend, 22-year-old Umar Muhammed, a 300-level student of Public Health at Lead University Ibadan.  

Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, after attending the funeral prayer of late Anas Isa Saddiq Achida, condoled the father and relatives of the deceased, while describing his death as a great loss to the entire State.  

He described late Anas as a humble, brilliant and dedicated son, and prayed to Almighty Allah to accept his good deeds and forgive his mistakes.  

The governor called on the families of the late Anas to see his death as an act of God and urged them to pray for the repose of the souls of their son. The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.  Malam Bashir Gidan Kanawa led a special prayer seeking Allah’s mercies and forgiveness to the deceased.  

The funeral prayer was attended by the Speaker, some members of Sokoto State House of Assembly, members of the State Executive Council, the Chief of staff, Special Advisers and Special Assistants to the Governor, party leadership, politicians and a host of others.  

Similarly, Governor Ahmed Aliyu has also condoled the families of Muhammed Umar, who died alongside Anas.  The Governor was represented at the condolence visit in Wamakko local Government by the Chief of staff, Government House Sokoto Aminu Haliru Dikko.  

He described the death of Umar Muhammed as unfortunate and prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.  The chief of staff was accompanied on the condolence visit by Malam Bashir Gidan Kanawa and Faruk Labbo Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Domestic affairs. Malam Bashir Gidan Kanawa led a special prayer for the repose of the souls of the deceased, Abubakar Bawa.   

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