Pa Okowa since coming in contact with him decades ago, during which time I tapped fatherly wisdom.
A teacher, loving father, councilor, lover of God and adviser, Pa Okowa was a father to all who came in contact with him. I am immensely proud to call him a father because he considered me a son too. I thank God for granting him long life, even though we wished he lived longer.
On behalf of my wife and children, I pray to Almighty God to receive the soul of our dear father in His paradise.
I also pray for my leader, Governor Okowa, and the entire Okowa family for the fortitude and grace from the Most High to bear this painful loss.
Bashorun Askia Ogieh