Some prominent Nigerians from all works of live within and outside the country participated in a three-day Fidda’u prayer session held in honour of Vice President Namadi Sambo’s younger brother, Yusuf Sabo Sambo.
The prayer which held at Wuse 2, Abuja residence of the deceased was led by the Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Ustaz Musa Muhammed and other Islamic clerics.
Prayer was said for the repose of Late Capt. Sambo and also for Allah’s mercies and blessings to be showered on those that he left behind.
Prayers were also offered for continued peace, progress and development of the country.
Those that joined in the prayers include the Speaker of house of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.
Other notable dignitaries were the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmed Mu’azu, Governors Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Idris Wada (Kogi) and Babangida Aliyu of Niger.
Also present were members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), National and State Assemblies, Service Chiefs, Inspector-General of Police, traditional rulers, Captains of industry and hundreds of sympathisers also participated in the prayer session.
Some of the sympathisers including former chairman of EFCC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu and Gov. Babangida Aliyu, who spoke to newsmen, paid tributes to the deceased.
The Vice President being the chief mourner, had been receiving sympathizers from across the country and beyond at his official residence, Aguda House, Presidential Villa, Abuja, since Sunday.
Late Capt. Sambo, 58, died on Sunday in an auto crash along the Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road Abuja.
He left behind his wife, Hajiya Jummai, three daughters and brothers and sisters, including Vice President of Namadi Sambo.
The Federal Executive Council meeting was postponed to enable members attend the the three-day prayer at the deceased residence at Wuse 2, Abuja