27th January, 2023
Heartbroken Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Friday said the death of his son, Hassan, is a test from God.
Hassan, 36, died on Thursday after a brief illness.
He spoke while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa, in Akwanga LGA.
Sule said he was the one consoling somebody who lost his nine children and 70 cows the previous day and that today God decided to test him, to see whether he was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.
“This is my time to be tested. I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his 9 children and 70 cows yesterday, and today God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father,” he said in a report by The Punch.
According to him, his son grew up carrying all his siblings along, saying that it was only God that has the power to take him away.
Sule added that his son was the one taking decisions on their businesses, saying that he was always on hand to advice him on what next to do, as his schedule would not allow him to run any business.
The governor insisted that God took him away to test hi resilience and faith.
“God didn’t seek my advice when he gave Hassan to me and he will not seek my advice when he takes him away,” he said.