Press Statement On The Sad Demise of Bishop Joseph Bagobiri.
Gentlemen of the Press.
I have received with devastating effect to my person, the untimely demise of the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan Diocese, Bishop Joseph Bagobiri a few hours ago as I landed in Brazil for an official engagement.
I am aware that the great man of God has been battling a kidney condition for sometimes now, but the grace of God and his strong will had seen him carry on the burden of his congregation without complaints despite the pains and suffering he has had to endure.
Bishop Bagobiri had not only been of great spiritual guidance to me, he had been a major support to me in the pursuit of peace, justice and development of Southern Kaduna.
Endowed with high intelligence which was reinforces with great concerns for the downtrodden, Bishop Bagobiri became a true father to all.
To the millions of us who saw him as our shield, leader and mentor, his dead has left us as orphans.
As a Christian, I know that Bishop Bagobiri has finished the missions which his Creator has assigned him and he has gone to his eternal place with The Lord in peace for ever.
Therefore, on behalf of all the people of South Sauthern Kaduna, I condole all parishioners of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese, Kaduna state and the entire country over this great lose.
May the good Lord console us. May his death also lead to the realisation of all he had struggled for his people and mankind.
Thank You and Godbless.
Sign: Senator Danjuma Laah
(Kaduna South Senatorial Zone)
27th February, 2018