Rest in Peace – GIDEON AYUBA AZAMAN. (Kaduna – Abuja Road again).

June 1966 was a happy month for the Ayuba Azaman´s
family in Samaru Zaria. An addition to the family a
baby boy. What shall we name him? Gideon was finally
given, because he had the built of a leader that will
lead his people to victory and has more flesh than his
elder brother who is still struggling to start
walking.

Gideon grew like all his friends born in that era,
when the Ahmadu Bello University was the Northern
Crucible of Education and Ivory Tower that was only
likened to heaven for the beauty of the buildings and
well manicured gardens and walkways with students
looking like heavenly bodies too good to be humans.

In line with our parent´s dream, Gideon went through
the primary school at All Saint´s Anglican (Saidu LEA
Primary) School, GSS Giwa Zaria, CAS Zaria and the
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

He was a National Basket Ball, Gold Medalist and
played for Kaduna State of Nigeria. He got both his
First and Masters Degrees in Architecture from the
Ahmadu Bello University and settled in Abuja, to make
a living.

He married Angela and was blessed with two beautiful
Girls and another issue on the way. The expectant
mother and the girls are still in the shock of the bad
dream, that is a reality.

Gideon took the family to Zaria to see our mother and
to reduce the shock of losing their shop to a fire
incidence that consumed everything in it. He returned
to Abuja to clear the rubbles, before the family´s
return.

On Tuesday the 13th of September, 2004 Gideon called a
friend in Zaria to tell them to expect him after
telling a neighbour that he is missing his family he
wants them back in Abuja. He set out on that fateful
day and that was it.

They looked out tuesday to no avail. tried his Mobile
phone, no response, Wednesday passed, thursday, by
Friday, the alarm crescendoed to it´s subclime. We
checked every possible Park no news, called all the
possible places no news. The phone´s voice mail
suddenly came alive, with the message ´you have
reached the mail box of …., you will hear his
sonorous voice call his name ´GIDEON AYUBA AZAMAN´´.
So we had a little ray of hope and kept on. Saturday
morning, The Church, the friends, the family and well
wishers all in the search. Some road transport
workers reported of an accident along Abuja – Kaduna
road on tuesday or wednesday, but no full details. On
asking for the source, we were given his number after
pleading for a while. We called the number and the
owner requested we wait for him to arrive the park 1st
as he was on the road driving.

Meetings and re meetings were going in several places
and time for any new input to the search. Globalcom
was approached to assist us, with where their system
tracked him last, to no avail as it was a technical
thing and we needed police cover letter. We finally
met the source of the news who now bluntly informed us
of his only seeing an accident, when it happened, who
were involved, the situation of the victims, he did
not know. He added seeing the crashed vehicle being
towed to kaduna the previous day (being friday). We
now made up our minds to go round hospitals/morgues to
continue our search. In Gwagwalada, after searching
the emergency list severally we were advised to try
Kaduna as some accident victims are taken there.

A call to our younger brother who is in Kaduna was
made immediately, some hours after which he called to
Say ¨Glory be to God, Gideon has gone to be with the
Lord¨. No, you are not serious. Yes, the body was in
the mortuary. I will spare you the headache of the
mortuary attendants, police and Coffin makers.
Because for them another avenue to force monies out of
people has come. The burial had to be immediate for
obvious reasons.

For who, now do you cry, Gideon, who you will never
have again on this side of the world, or the pregnant
wife and children left widowed and fatherless? Some
things are better imagined.

I am by this crying to the Government whose Federal
Roads Maintenance Agency, created the diversion that
has been claiming so many lives on the Abuja Kaduna
road, to please do something about the road. Crying
to the Federal Road Safety Corps and Police whose
presence is only at will, to please be proactive. The
Hospitals, whose mortuaries are more of open
cemeteries to please repair their facilities. And the
Government to increase their fight against hunger and
the corresponding hardships, because it reduces the
temptation for paid workers to look for other means.

The consolation I lived a pious life and confessed
Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, but the coldness
of his absence will for a long time hover around us.

In pains, I pray that God spare us to be buried by our
Children and their Children´s Children.

Gideon Rest in Peace and in the Lord.

In appreciation!!
May God reward all those who joined us in our sorrow,
directly and indirectly. To mentioned few, our Inlaws
in Kebbi, Kano, Ondo, Edo and Kaduna States. The
Bishops, Pastors and members of Churches in Abuja,
Kaduna, Wusasa and Samaru Zaria present.
Friends and Family in Abuja, Kano Kaduna and Zaria who
left all they were doing to go with us and the onces
all over the world praying for the Family. God will
never forget your work of love.

=====
Adamu Ayuba (mhcima)
Cp 34 Noaukchott Street
Box 8551 Zone 1, Wuse Abuja NIGERIA
234 9 5236 877, 234 9 670 6514 cell: 234 802 311 4004, 234 9 670 6517
***Monthly Quote***

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s
happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who
is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you
say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
— Dale Carnegie

I See Hope
http://www.africaleadership.org
http://www.iseehope.com

 
pjadamz
9 years ago

My Fellow Netters,

I have learnt so strongly that, time and chance happens to all
under the sun. I am only praying that the Almighty will help
us all to number our days, and also help us apply our hearts
unto wisdom.
Mourning for my late younger brother brought me friends & Family,
Far & near; close & long lost to tell me (us) they care and pray
God console us at a time like. While thinking of your own, your
eyes are open to see the so many happening by the minute around
the world. May it never meet you or your own unprepared.
(though I am not sure of what preparation you can do for it,

apart from making it right always with your God and neighbours.)

From my heart, I want you all to know of the appreciation for

all the support, prayers and letters. God will not forget
your work of love.

Thank you all for the support during his demise.

God bless.

http://www.abujanig.org/Gideonayuba.htm

Adamu Ayuba
Abuja NIGERIA

Rest in Peace – GIDEON AYUBA AZAMAN. (Kaduna – Abuja
Road again).
June 1966 was a happy month for the Ayuba Azaman´s
family in Samaru Zaria. An addition to the family a
baby boy. What shall we name him? Gideon was finally
given, because he had the built of a leader that will
lead his people to victory and has more flesh than his
elder brother who is still struggling to start
walking.
Gideon grew like all his friends born in that era,
when the Ahmadu Bello University was the Northern
Crucible of Education and Ivory Tower that was only
likened to heaven for the beauty of the buildings and
well manicured gardens and walkways with students
looking like heavenly bodies too good to be humans.
In line with our parent´s dream, Gideon went through
the primary school at All Saint´s Anglican (Saidu LEA
Primary) School, GSS Giwa Zaria, CAS Zaria and the
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
He was a National Basket Ball, Gold Medalist and
played for Kaduna State of Nigeria. He got both his
First and Masters Degrees in Architecture from the
Ahmadu Bello University and settled in Abuja, to make
a living.
He married Angela and was blessed with two beautiful
Girls and another issue on the way. The expectant
mother and the girls are still in the shock of the bad
dream, that is a reality.
Gideon took the family to Zaria to see our mother and
to reduce the shock of losing their shop to a fire
incidence that consumed everything in it. He returned
to Abuja to clear the rubbles, before the family´s
return.
On Tuesday the 13th of September, 2004 Gideon called a
friend in Zaria to tell them to expect him after
telling a neighbour that he is missing his family he
wants them back in Abuja. He set out on that fateful
day and that was it.
They looked out tuesday to no avail. tried his Mobile
phone, no response, Wednesday passed, thursday, by
Friday, the alarm crescendoed to it´s subclime. We
checked every possible Park no news, called all the
possible places no news. The phone´s voice mail
suddenly came alive, with the message ´you have
reached the mail box of …., you will hear his
sonorous voice call his name ´GIDEON AYUBA AZAMAN´´.
So we had a little ray of hope and kept on. Saturday
morning, The Church, the friends, the family and well
wishers all in the search. Some road transport
workers reported of an accident along Abuja – Kaduna
road on tuesday or wednesday, but no full details. On
asking for the source, we were given his number after
pleading for a while. We called the number and the
owner requested we wait for him to arrive the park 1st
as he was on the road driving.
Meetings and re meetings were going in several places
and time for any new input to the search. Globalcom
was approached to assist us, with where their system
tracked him last, to no avail as it was a technical
thing and we needed police cover letter. We finally
met the source of the news who now bluntly informed us
of his only seeing an accident, when it happened, who
were involved, the situation of the victims, he did
not know. He added seeing the crashed vehicle being
towed to kaduna the previous day (being friday). We
now made up our minds to go round hospitals/morgues to
continue our search. In Gwagwalada, after searching
the emergency list severally we were advised to try
Kaduna as some accident victims are taken there.
A call to our younger brother who is in Kaduna was
made immediately, some hours after which he called to
Say ¨Glory be to God, Gideon has gone to be with the
Lord¨. No, you are not serious. Yes, the body was in
the mortuary. I will spare you the headache of the
mortuary attendants, police and Coffin makers.
Because for them another avenue to force monies out of
people has come. The burial had to be immediate for
obvious reasons.
For who, now do you cry, Gideon, who you will never
have again on this side of the world, or the pregnant
wife and children left widowed and fatherless? Some
things are better imagined.
I am by this crying to the Government whose Federal
Roads Maintenance Agency, created the diversion that
has been claiming so many lives on the Abuja Kaduna
road, to please do something about the road. Crying
to the Federal Road Safety Corps and Police whose
presence is only at will, to please be proactive. The
Hospitals, whose mortuaries are more of open
cemeteries to please repair their facilities. And the
Government to increase their fight against hunger and
the corresponding hardships, because it reduces the
temptation for paid workers to look for other means.
The consolation I lived a pious life and confessed
Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, but the coldness
of his absence will for a long time hover around us.
In pains, I pray that God spare us to be buried by our
Children and their Children´s Children.
Gideon Rest in Peace and in the Lord.
In appreciation!!
May God reward all those who joined us in our sorrow,
directly and indirectly. To mentioned few, our Inlaws
in Kebbi, Kano, Ondo, Edo and Kaduna States. The
Bishops, Pastors and members of Churches in Abuja,
Kaduna, Wusasa and Samaru Zaria present.
Friends and Family in Abuja, Kano Kaduna and Zaria who
left all they were doing to go with us and the onces
all over the world praying for the Family. God will
never forget your work of love.
=====
Adamu Ayuba (mhcima)
Cp 34 Noaukchott Street
Box 8551 Zone 1, Wuse Abuja NIGERIA
234 9 5236 877, 234 9 670 6514 cell: 234 802 311 4004, 234 9 670 6517
***Monthly Quote***
“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s
happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who
is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you
say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
— Dale Carnegie
I See Hope
http://www.africaleadership.org
http://www.iseehope.com
 

 

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