The late Shehu Othman, a former commissioner in the old Benue State, has passed away at the age of 91, as reported by his family. The family conveyed the news of his death, stating that the late statesman would be laid to rest on the same day after the Zuhur prayer at the National Mosque in Abuja.
The official family statement reads, “Inna lillahi wa ina ilaihir taki in. With a heavy heart, but in total submission to the will of Allah, the family of Alhaji Shehu Othman wishes to announce his demise today, 29th November 2023, aged 91, at the Trust Charitos Hospital in Jabi, Abuja, after a brief illness. May Allah rest and forgive the soul of the departed, and grant him Aljannah Firdaus, amen.”
The Janaza prayer, a funeral prayer in Islam, was scheduled to take place after the Zuhur prayer at 1:30 pm at the National Mosque in Abuja, followed by the burial ceremony at the Gudu Cemetery.
Alhaji Shehu Othman, who held the prestigious title of Magajin Garin Keana until his passing, was born on June 26, 1932, and served in various cabinet portfolios and held several Federal board appointments throughout his career.