MAY YOUR SOUL CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE: YA-TIJJANI-SHERIF JIBRIN, From Adehi Abdulkareem.

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Every piece of iron is destined for the smithy). And so, it became the turn or time for this great Scholar to answer the call; to join his ancestors as it were.

I salute the great man and bid him farewell and a smooth journey to the land of the golden light.

His little review of his sojourn in this earthly plain is inescapable.

Virtually all the tributes to the great man that I have come across speak volumes about his literary genius but also about his keen interest in public affairs and deep commitment in the search for the wellbeing of his contemporaries.

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The Scholar once told somone close to me that every normal person ought to channel at least five per cent (5%) of his or her earthly earnings to the search for healthy development of whatever environment or clime he/she finds his or herself.

 

I can attest to the fact that Alhaji Tijjani Sheriff Jibril did more than this, both in pecuniary and non-material terms, in the short period of time I had the privilege to have associated with him back then.

Of course I equally endorse all the other commendations being heaped on the Scholar; for so many that I know have been a beneficiary of his literary genius, critical reviews of his proficiency. In fact, I can say that the Scholar influenced many literary style and the upcoming fresher immensely.

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It was indeed a great loss to the Igala kingdom, Kogi State and the entire Nigeria.

I express my greatest condolences at the news or his sudden death, may he rest in peace.

 




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