The former Speaker of House of Representatives ,Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed shock over the news of the sudden death of Personal Assistant to the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Alhaji Umar Pariya.
Dogara in a statement signed by him said “Alh Pariya was an exceptionally gifted and energetic man who pursued with courage; causes that were larger than himself.
Humility was his trademark and loyalty his seal.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to his immediate family and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
I also want to specially condole with our leader, His Excellency former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Wazirin Adamawa.
Undoubtedly, you have lost a loyal, hardworking and committed associate who stood by and with you in all circumstances.”
May God comfort you and fill the huge vacuum created by Alhaji Pariya’s demise”.