The Nigeria TEQBALL Federation, NIGTEQ over the weekend paid a condolence visit to its president, Habu Gumel over the death of his darling wife.
The federation’s delegation to the condolence visit was led by its General Secretary, Mr Ndudi Edede.
Speaking after the federation arrived at the President’s house in Maitama, Abuja, the General Secretary consoled Mr Gumel over the death of his wife.
While stating that federation shares in his grief over his wife’s passing, the General Secretary also appealed to the number one Teqball man in the country to take solace in God’s mercy to rest her soul.
He noted that the federation deemed it necessary to show solidarity with him at the moment of pain because his departed wife was a pillar of support to the federation when she was alive.
“We are here as a federation on a condolence visit to our president on the loss of his darling wife. It’s a great loss to the federation and we felt so much pains over her death. We thought it wise to come as a team to condole with the family. May God give him the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“Your wife was a pillar of support for the federation and we cannot imagine how much you miss her. She was a great woman who stood solidly by you. I recall seeing her with you in few international engagements. We know she is is gone and we pray that God will have mercy on her and grant her eternal rest,” Mr Ndudi Said.
Responding, Engr. Gumel thanked the federation for their support and commended them for showing solidarity at with him.
Engr Gumel who also is the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, said that the death of his wife was a huge loss.
Describing her as “my briefcase” Mr Gumel noted that he had lived with her for 43 years and had always travelled with her to anywhere during international engagements.
“I want to thank you immensely for coming to show your support. It is an indication that we are a family.
“I have lived with my wife for 43 years and to lose her now is a huge pain because she had always been my briefcase. Briefcase in the sense that I could not travel anywhere with him. She was a great woman, wife and mother.
“But there is nothing anybody can do right now. We cannot quartino her creator who had called her. All what she needs from all of us right now is prayer so that God can accept her in his kingdom,” he said.
On the entourage were the Anambra State Teqball Association Chairman, Chief Edwin Umeanozie and his FCT counterpart, Alhaji Abubakar Galadima,
Other members of the delegates include the Director of Sports and Director of technical.
“The late wife according out president had been an integral part of him, they travelled together and lived together for over 40 years.
“So at this moment of grief, we want to show support to the family and let them feel that we are with them and feel for them too,” Mr Ndudi told journalist after the visit.
Late Hajia Ladi Habu Ahmed died in the early hours of Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 at a Private Hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Aged 61, Ladi Gumel was a beloved and caring mother, who died of a protracted illness. She is survived by her husband, Engr Habu Ahmed Gumel and four lovely children.