President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with sadness, news of the passing away of the very distinguished writer and former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Alhaji Abubakar Gimba.
President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to Alhaji Gimba’s family, friends and associates as they mourn the literary icon who has left behind a legacy of notable works such as Witness to Tears, Sunset for a Mandarin, Trails of Sacrifice and Innocent Victims.
The President believes that the late Gimba, who also had a successful career as an administrator, banker and public servant, will be long remembered for his humility, diligence, dedication to excellence and the profound understanding of human affairs exhibited in his writings.
President Jonathan urges members of Alhaji Gimba’s family, his fellow authors and all who mourn him to take solace in the knowledge that the much admired writer’s beliefs, views and insights will live forever through the body of works he has left behind for present and future generations.
He prays that Almighty Allah will receive Alhaji Gimba’s soul and grant him peaceful eternal rest.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)