CDS, General Musa Lays Elder Brother to Rest, Shares Heartfelt Eulogy at Burial Service, Celebrating His Life and Legacy

The Chief of Defence Staff ( CDS), General Christopher Gwabin Musa has described his elder brother, Mr Timothy Musa Gwabin as " a towering giant whose soft foot falls will remain Indelible in many hearts. 

Mr Timothy died at an Egyptian Hospital after a brief illness. The late Mr Timothy was the eldest member of the Musa family.

General Musa in his heartfelt eulogy at burial service on Saturday, 8 June 2024 at the All Saints Protestant Church, Mogadishu Cantonment , venue of the burial rites said, " The earth takes the body, God takes the soul; our minds holds the memories; our heart keeps the love, and our faith let's us know we will meet again. 

"Truly, those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday; unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and held so dear".

He maintained that Mr Timothy is a simple, amiable, genial, humane and gentle soul. He added that he is a father everyone would craved for; a brother with a large heart enough to accommodate a city, and a friend one could run to and never feel disappointed. 

The CDS  appreciate everyone "who took their time from yesterday till this today,  to be with us in this very trying period. In life, we're used to celebrating; celebrating good things. Sometimes we tend to forget that there's always an end to this situation. And this is just one of it. But we give God the glory and thank him for the life of my brother, Timothy Musa Gwabin." He assured that as a family, they will do their best to continue to sustain the family values as a team

He added that "today is a Saturday, you could have been  somewhere else, but you choose to be with us. We really appreciate that. We'll never take it for Granted, So thank you very much."

General Musa stressed that "Nigeria is a great country. Wherever we are, please let's always say a prayer for our dear country to continue to strive".

The officiating Minister, Reverend Father Mati preached on the theme: " Set yourself in Order; Death is real" said the late Mr Timothy was a well-respected person in the community. He added that no matter how well one leaves, death is inevitable. He prayed for the repose of the departed. 

Mr Timothy Musa was born on 1 July 1963 and died on 1 June 2024. His love for children and passion for education saw him acquire a National Certificate in Education from the Sokoto State College of Education. He worked for 35 years at the Sokoto State Education Board until his retirement. Late Mr Timothy Musa left behind Six children and Three siblings. 

Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau in his statement noted  dignitaries who graced the burial are the representative of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigerian, His Excellency, Kashim Shetima, the former speaker,   House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, immediate past Chief Of Army Staff, the drug law czar, Brigadier General Buba Marwa retired, traditional rulers, senior Military officers and other well meaning Nigerians. 

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