Abaribe believes it is sad that the wicked Nigerians do not die but the nation keeps losing the good ones.
According to him, Ignatius came from a diplomatic community and he represented his people and Nigerians very well.
He also commiserated with the wife and children for the death of their loved one.
His words, “A few days ago we were here doing this same thing, a valedictory for one of our colleagues. The question we always ask, Mr President is, why are we losing the good ones?
“All the wicked people are in this country, they don’t die. It is the good ones that go. And so today, we commiserate with the wife and children and the people that he represents and of course the diplomatic community from where he came and Nigerians in general.”
On Nigeria, Gabriel Suswam added, “The two major religions should pray so that the Almighty God does not continue to take the good people away. Let Him be taking the bad ones as well.
“Senator Longjan was a consummate gentleman. It is very sad he has gone to meet our Lord.
“But we should pray seriously that under no circumstances until the end of the next three years that we should not come here to pay tribute again because it is not right that our people have sent us to come and speak on their behalf and every time we are here paying tributes that somebody has left.”
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