There was free flow of tears as people from all walks of life gathered to witness as one of the illustrious sons of the land, Professor Dauda Musa Enna was laid to rest.
The ceremony which took place at Professor Enna’s residence in Nassarawa Eggon, was a brief but very memorable one.
Even as early as 8am the venue was bustling as sympathizers arrived for a ceremony that was billed to begin at 10am. Sympathizers were made to wash their hands before entering the venue as most were also seen adorning some form of facial coverings.
At that time the remains of the deceased had already taken off from the Airforce Hospital mortuary in Jos and was on its way to Nassarawa Eggon in company of some members of the immediate family. The ceremony began immediately they arrived.
It was an abridged version of the usual ERCC funeral programme as only the ERCC No. 2 Nassarawa Eggon choir ministered after which there were a few testimonies and then the sermon.
In her testimony about her husband, Mrs. Deborah Enna described him as a unique man who was a great father to his children and a lover of the community.
She thanked God that although their marriage got off on a rocky start, it ended well and she will forever cherish the fond memories.
She then called on all present not to forget to put the family in prayers for God’s comfort as she was not capable of filling the shoes of her late husband.
Speaking on behalf of the Aren Eggon, the Dan Galadiman Eggon, Dr James Angbazo said Professor Enna will always be remembered for his uncommon humility.
According to Dr Angbazo, even with Professor Enna’s position at the Aren Eggon’s palace and his achievements in other spheres of life, he never carried himself with the kind of arrogance that would ordinarily be expected.
He said the Aren Eggon expressed sadness that he would no longer enjoy valuable counsel from Professor Enna.
Dr. James Angbazo also brought the condolence message from the Chun Mada, Pastor Samson Gamu Yare.
Delivering the sermon and also a testimony on behalf of the church, Very Reverend Dave Denji the ERCC President described Professor Enna as one who has left indelible prints on the history book of the church with his invaluable contributions.
Reading from various texts in the Holy Bible and also quoting from the popular hymn ‘Fading Away’, Very Reverend Denji called on all Christians to serve God wholeheartedly as even though all men will die, we will ‘only be remembered by what we have done’.
The entire ceremony lasted for just a little over an hour but was well attended by dignitaries especially from the academia and the Eggon community.
Professor Dauda Musa Enna until his death, was one of the foremost academics in Eggon land and indeed the entire Nasarawa State. He was a strong voice in the theatre and performing arts community in Nigeria. He was the Aren Engla ba Eggon.