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Nasarawa: Encomiums as Ex-Eggon youth leader Anyuabaga passes on

Nasarawa: Encomiums as Ex-Eggon youth leader Anyuabaga passes on

…Family unveils burial arrangement

By Faith Awa Maji 

Following the demise of the a former President of the Eggon Youth Movement (EYM), Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga on Saturday, June 8, people from all walks of life have begun to express their heartfelt condolences.

Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Danladi Jatua, said he received with shock news of the demise of former EYM President.

He described late Daniel as worthy servant whose wealth of experience especially in youth development would be missed in Nigeria.

Jatua urged all to see his demise as the will of God who gives and takes life at his own appointed time and prayed God to bless his soul.

On his part, President of the Eggon Cultural Development Association (ECDA), Mr. David Mande Abluya,  also condoled the Eggon people on the passage of the former youth leader

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of ECDA, Umar Abdullahi Galle, said that, “the passing of Mr. Daniel Anyuabaga deeply saddens the Eggon Cultural and Development Association (ECDA). On behalf of ECDA and the global Eggon community, our President, Mr. Mandy David Abuluya, extends heartfelt condolences to Daniel’s family, friends, the Eggon people, and Nassarawa State.

“Comrade Anyuabaga was a patriotic community servant dedicated to serving humanity. His generosity and philanthropy knew no bounds. Recall during his time as President of the Eggon Youth Movement, he supported the victims of the *2013/2014* clashes between Eggon farmers and herders. He was a voice for the voiceless—a father to orphans, widows, and needy people.

“A dedicated teacher and a true citizen of Nasarawa State, he believed in collective peace and security for the state’s survival. His devout life and service to God significantly impacted his journey. He was humble and selfless in all his endeavours.

“The history of Nasarawa State’s youth development, mentorship and community service cannot be complete without mentioning the name of the late Anyuabaga.”

Below are some of the tributes gathered by FMBlog on the social media over the demise of Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga.

“THE EXIT OF AN ICON. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed former President, Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga, who departed this world at the National Hospital, Abuja, following a brief illness.

Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga was a pillar of strength and a beacon of wisdom within the Eggon communities, the state and beyond. His relentless dedication to the Eggon Youth Movement, coupled with his invaluable counsel, friendship, and rich leadership experience, has left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

As we mourn this tremendous loss, we extend our deepest condolences to his Eggon Nation, the Eggon Youths, family, friends, and everyone touched by his remarkable life. 

We will forever cherish his contributions and strive to uphold the values he championed. 

Rest in peace, Comrade Anyuabaga. Your legacy will continue to inspire us. Amb. Isaac Kigbu (JP), President, Eggon Youth Movement (EYM)”.

“To all the friends and loved ones of Daniel Anyuabaga (the true Comrade), I want to extend my heartfelt condolences on the passing of a truly remarkable individual. Daniel was more than just a church member – he was a shining example of faith, dedication, and compassion. His tireless efforts in the then Boys Brigade and Choir, where he served as General Choirrmaster ERCC, inspired us all to lift our voices and spirits higher. As a passionate advocate for youth and a champion of peace (within and without the church), Daniel leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and uplift us.

May we honour his memory by carrying forward his torch of love, kindness, and service. May we find comfort in the knowledge that his spirit will live on through the countless lives he touched.

We should all support giving him a befitting burial as much as we can.

Rest on “a kafafun Yesu”, dear Daniel. Your impact will never be forgotten.. I am yours, Elder Habila Kaki.”

“Remembering My Elder Brother Comrade Daniel Anyuabaga : A Tribute to a Beautiful Life and a Painful Goodbye

Few days, I had the privilege of spending time with my dear elder brother Danny, unaware that it would be our last moment together. We shared laughter, stories, and memories, creating a beautiful day that I will treasure forever. Little did we know that fate had other plans.

As I reflect on our last day together, I am filled with both sadness and gratitude. I am grateful for the time we had, for the joy he brought to my life, and for the memories that will forever be etched in my mind. I am sad that he is no longer with us, that his bright smile and infectious laughter are silenced, and that his potential was never fully realized.

GCC CM was more than just a friend; he was a shining light in our community, a beacon of hope and kindness. His legacy will live on through the lives he touched, and I hope that his story will inspire us to cherish every moment and fight for a world where such senseless tragedies never occur.

Rest in peace, dear Comrade Anyuabaga. Your memory will never fade. Ass. Prof. A.I. Akyala”.

” TRIBUTE TO A TRUE COMRADE. I received the news of your demise with rude shock. 

It is indeed the loss of a true and fearless patriot who speaks truth to power without blinking. You have left a vacuum too difficult to fill.

However, our hope is in God, who knowing your worth to the church, your family, your people and your friends, still took you away from them. He will certainly find his own way of filling the vacuum. 

For me and my family, we heartily condole the Eggon people, the church, your friends world wide and your beloved wife and children. 

May God grant you eternal rest. 

Adieu,great comrade. Justice JG Abundaga.”

“A true Leader, a Legend, a General, a Man of the people to the core and above all a great Humanitarian of our time has gone to be with his maker.

Oh like King David Comr. Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga has served his generation and now is time to rest Acts 13:36

May we be console in the Lord in Jesus Mighty name.🙏

Hon. Ayuba Timothy Ewuga, Speaker Youth Assembly of Nigeria YAN Nassarawa Eggon LGA”.

“1. DANIEL ANYUABUGA YARO, A SHORT LIFE LIVED WELL.

2. Death is a natural phenomena and is on every living being and it is a matter of time and we can’t do otherwise.

3. For our lovely and wonderful brother and friend, Comrade Daniel Anyuabaga Yaro, his time has come, as ordained by the Lord God Almighty, we can not do otherwise, but to submit to the will of God Almighty. May his soul rest in peace amen and may the Lord God Almighty grant the immediate family and all of us, the strength to bear this great lost amen.

4. Pastor Benjamin Chindo Baka, Friend.

“MOURNING THE TRANSITION INTO GLORY OF A TRUE LEADER .I mourn the transition into glory of a shining star, a leader who left an indelible mark on our lives, Comr. Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga. Your generosity, kindness, and compassion inspired a generation of young people in Nasarawa State at large. Your selflessness and dedication to the well-being of others were a beacon of hope and a reminder that true leadership is about serving others.

Through your tireless efforts, you made a significant impact in Nasarawa State and beyond, touching countless lives with your warmth, wisdom, and love. Your legacy will continue to inspire and motivate us to be better versions of ourselves.

Rest in peace, dear leader. Humble Abel”.

“TRIBUTE TO LATE COMR. DANIEL ANYUABUGA. Today, my family and I celebrate the life of a truly remarkable individual, a jolly good fellow who left an indelible mark on our hearts and lives. 

Though you are no longer with us in this world, your memory will continue to inspire us with your infectious joy, your unwavering optimism, and your unbridled enthusiasm. 

Your laughter was contagious, your smile was radiant and your spirit was unbreakable. 

You had a way of making everyone around you feel seen, heard and loved. 

Your presence was a gift, and your absence will be deeply felt. 

As we say goodbye, we take comfort in the memories we shared as family friends, next door neighbours and associates, spanning nearly twenty years. 

We remember your subtle and wise jokes, your mesmerizing antics and your unwavering kindness, with utmost regards for the things of God and the Church.

We will miss you dearly, but we will continue to celebrate your life and legacy with every smile, laugh, and every moment of joy.

Rest in peace, dear friend and brother, in the bosom of the LORD until we meet to part no more. Your memory will be a blessing to us, humanity and the world as a whole😥😥😥😥😥. _Mr.& Mrs. Eche Amos._”

“TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR BROTHER AND FRIEND COMRADE DANIEL YARO ANYUABAGA.

Indeed, life at best is truly very brief.

Your collosal lose has pushed us into total weakness. Indeed, your demise is irreparable.

However, we are comforted because your track record of philanthropism is still living with us.

Good night lover of God and humanity.

TRIBUTE TO LATE DANIEL YARO ANYUABAGA MY MENTOR.

At about 19:16 my friend called me that, he heard my boss Daniel ANYUABAGA was sick and was critical. I said yes but God is in control.

Then at about 19:30, I was eating with a friend and we were discussing his condition, while we were still eating our boss came out and broke out the unforgettable news that we lost him. At that moment till this time that I am writing these few words, I am heartbroken.

What can’t be erased in my heart was your commitment during my wedding 2015.

Nine years ago, late Daniel YARO ANYUABAGA courageously returned from sick bed to chair my wedding, and what a blessing that was! Your selflessness, love, and dedication to our family will never be forgotten. 

Repeatedly , you promised me that only death can stop you from attending our wedding and you kept to that promise. 

Today, I remember and honor those memories we shared during your short sojourn on earth 

Indeed I am grateful for the time I had with you and the cherished memories we shared together. Your legacy lives on in our hearts, and we will always cherish the impact you had on our lives.

Rest in peace sir,  We miss you dearly, but your memory will continue to be a source of strength and inspiration to us all. Mr & Mrs Aku Angbashim.”

“Daniel Anyuabaga, my brother and my campaign director-general, your loss is incredibly hard to bear. The news is both shocking and saddening.

He was the first statesman I confided in about my political journey before making my intentions public. He smoothed the way and opened every door he could. A gentleman to the very last hour.

My deepest condolences to the Eggon nation, and to the family and friends of Anyuabaga.

~Hauwa Nana Ibrahim, Advisor to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy”.

” In Memory of Late Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga: A Flood of Tears* 

The news of Daniel Anyuabaga’s passing, first seen on the EGGON WORLDWIDE platform, shocked us all. It was a sad truth, but in our shared grief, we find solace in each other.

I last interacted with Daniel on May 29, 2024, when he contributed to a burial fund for the late Godwin Bala Ewuga, the ECDA Treasurer. He forwarded his payment slip to me as the fundraising coordinator, unknowingly making his final act of kindness.

Daniel was a virtuous man, and our bond deepened over the years. A memorable reconciliation with Pastor Wilberforce during the EYM crisis showcased his humility. This act of contrition, facilitated by Dr. Vincent Paul, Mr. Paul Anza, and myself, was a testament to his character.

As chairman of the Central Planning Committee for Paradise HomeDec Hotel Lafia’s inauguration, I worked closely with Daniel. His involvement was pivotal to the event’s success.

The Eggon community profoundly feels the loss of Daniel, a leader and mentor to many youths. His life was a pillar of support and inspiration.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and the Eggon nation. Daniel’s legacy will continue to guide us, and we pray for his soul’s eternal peace.

By *Umar Abdullahi Galle* , ECDA National PRO”.

“A TRIBUTE TO A VISIONARY LEADER AND PHILANTHROPIST OF 21st CENTURY ( Late Comr. Daniel Anyuabaga Yaro JP).

The world mourns the loss of a visionary leader, a compassionate philanthropist, a leader, father, uncle, to the orphans, widows, and the less privileged within and outside Nasarawa State. 

Late Comr. Daniel Anyuabaga Yaro’s journey was one of resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to serving humanity.

From his humble beginning in AKASSA Community in Lafia LGA of Nasarawa State, Anyuabaga exhibited an exceptional intellect and a passion for excellence. His impact extended far beyond the State. He was a passionate advocate for social causes. His philanthropic work spanned various causes, reflecting his deep commitment to making a positive impact on society. Some of his notable philanthropic endeavours includes

1: Youth empowerment.

2: Teaching job to both NCE and graduates in the State.

3: Financial assistance to the poor and the less privileged.

4: Attending social events such as Weddings, Sent forth, Cultural festival, award ceremonies etc.

5: He donates for the work of God on Earth.

5: A Chorister to the core. 

Your Passing away leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His legacy will forever live in the countless lives he touched, the communities he empowered, and the People he created pensionable work in their lives.  As we bid farewell to a remarkable leader, let us honor late Anyuabaga’s memory by continuing his legacy of compassion, youth empowerment and service to humanity.

Rest in peace, Daniel Anyuabaga Yaro (JP). Your light will forever shine bright in our hearts.

Signed: DJ West on top, the digital MC of the 21st Century.”

” A TRIBUTE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY ICON

Dear Comrade, the global atmosphere is dark as the inhabitants of the world mourn your demise. When you were born,  you were the only one who cried as everyone who witnessed your birth laughed,  today everybody is crying as your spirit beholds in a smile. Indeed you were a representation of compassion,  love, servanthood, impact,  generosity, empathy, hope,  life-bearing leadership. You left when the ovation was just beginning, but you live in our hearts. Enlarge until we come brother… ( Rev Akolo Samuel Luke)”.

“We spoke on Sunday 2nd June 2024 just before I  travelled to coordinate my branch in preparation for the joint NLC /TUC strike billed to commence on Monday 3rd June 2024. You called on Tuesday 4th June 2024 at about 1.45pm to confirm the reason the strike was relaxed. 

Was still in one of my meetings last night 8th June 2024 when calls started coming in but couldn’t pick, only to finish and saw with rude shock, your pictures renting the social media space for a very sad and excruciating reason. 

You picked interest in me the very first day we met and you have always been there as a big brother, friend and comrade altogether.

A very humane,  generous,  dogged, and resilient comrade leader. I thought we still have many unfinished businesses in the future together, only for you to exit the ‘stage’ without prior notice. I am deeply  hurt and heart broken.

Rest on my leader! Comr. Asele Asele”.

” TRIBUTE TO AN Illustrious Son:

“The Eggon Youths and entire community mourn the loss of our beloved former Youth President, a selfless leader and champion of the less privileged. His dedication to both youth empowerment and God’s work inspired countless lives. Though he may have been tough in his pursuit of excellence, his kindness and compassion shone brighter. His legacy of charity and service will continue to inspire generations. May his soul rest in peace and may his family find comfort in the good legacies he laid. Farewell my brother!”

Hon (Chief) Mrs. Mary E. Enwongulu – Ombili Moa-she Eggon.”

“With profound sadness, we bid farewell to our dear loved one, who has gone home to be with the Lord” (John 14:2-3). Though we mourn their passing, we take comfort in the promise that they are now in the presence of God, where there is no more sorrow or pain (Revelation 21:4).

We remember his faith, love, and legacy, which will continue to inspire us (Hebrews 12:1-2). May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

Let us celebrate their life, cherishing the memories we share, and find strength in the hope of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).

May his soul rest in peace, and may we who are left behind continue to run the race with endurance, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfection of our faith.”

” My beloved friend, you may have left us far too soon, but your loving presence will endure forever in our hearts and souls.” “We will keep the memory of you alive by cherishing the moments we spent together and remembering your legacy always.” “We honor and cherish your memory, our beloved brother and friend. May your soul rest in peace.”

” An icon is gone… We were together in a meeting last week Wednesday in Akwanga and after the meeting you told me that we will meet the following day, little did I know that you are bidding  me goodbye. You are indeed a friend to everyone and we are pleased to have you as one of our favorite and I didn’t regret knowing you as a person. Your contribution to the growth of ERCC Church and humanity World wide stand you tall in the midst of others. You have done well in the area of humanity and it’s only God that knows the numbers of people that benefited from your kind gesture. Indeed an Iroko tree has fallen down in Eggon Nation. You shall be greatly missed by all of us and may your good deeds follow you. Keep resting my beloved Comrade and a social crusader, till we meet to part no more my comrade.

“In Loving Memory of Daniel Anyuabaga Yaro: A Tribute

As William Shakespeare so aptly put it, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” Your exit, dear Daniel, has left us speechless and bereft. Your passing has sent shockwaves across Nasarawa State and beyond, a testament to your impact on countless lives. You sure belong to the category Shakespeare refers to whose death even the heavens themselves blaze forth.

You were a man of many parts, a true leader, and a champion of the people. Your leadership of the Eggon Youth Movement was phenomenal, and your dedication to the cause inspired a generation.

Your selflessness, generosity, and fearlessness inspired many. You were a true friend, a devoted family man, and a passionate community leader. Your love for church work and community service was unwavering, and your impact will be deeply felt and remembered across various religions, socio-cultural as well as professional organizations.

Thanks to you, all the ethnic youth groups in Nasarawa State formed a formidable platform to interact and take decisions on matters of common interests. Any politician worthy of his calling could not ignore the force the platform represented. You were about the most popular and perhaps the most powerful youth group leader in Nasarawa State. You were dogged and fearless. 

You were highly detribalised but never forgot your roots – Eggon, for which you were ready to lay down your life. 

You were such an effective and organized mobiliser of people, especially the youth. You were a staunch defender of any issue you were convinced about.

You were a philanthropist. The story of your philanthropy is better told by the hundreds of beneficiaries of your benevolence. You were generous to a fault in giving to groups and individuals. 

Although you were plain, you were an enigma of sorts. You were so simple and yet people could not comprehend your simplicity. You were a true friend indeed, ready to sacrifice your all for a friend. 

Dani, as many people would fondly call you for short, if only you took ill and you were bedridden for months, perhaps that would have prepared us for the eventuality, although it would not be any less painful. 

Though your sudden departure has left us reeling in pain, we take consolation in the memories of your life, your laughter, and your unwavering commitment to the greater good. 

Rest in the Lord’s bosom, dear Daniel. Your legacy will live on, and the ovation will only grow louder and clearer with time.

Farewell, dear friend, leader, and brother. MATTHEW KUJU“.

” Hmmm, you left just like that, shey you said you didn’t give me a teaching job because what you are planning for me is better than teaching? You said I’m bigger than being a teacher, I insisted I need it like that, which we have serious issues,but keep saying I should be patient, now that you left without fulfilling your promised, what do want me to do? Should I continue to wait for you? you left me speechless, haba Baba na? This hit me hard, Leena na Leena na Leena na who will call me his own again,who will stop by my shop again?who will stop and call choir members to come and meet him in Leena’s shop again?😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭,kai you left me without saying goodbye my heart is heavy, chai”.

” TRIBUTE TO AN ICON AND LOVER OF HUMANITY, LATE COMRADE DANIEL YARO ANYUABUGA 

I got to know you Late, Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga whom I fondly call “Big Brother” in an event when someone mentioned my name, you were happy meeting me face to face and told me you have been listening to my programmes, then advised me to do my best to make my family and Eggon Nation Proud because you respect ladies in the media.

I smiled and promised you I will by the grace of God and you treated me like a younger sister since then.

The lesson I took from you is the love for humanity because I can’t count the number of people I took to you for one assistance or the other that you have ever given attitude to but rather do your best with a gorgeous smile plastered on your face always.

Is sad to say goodbye to a lover of Humanity but we can’t question God because he is the one who gives and takes.

I pray that your soul will rest in peace with the Lord and your dear kind and humble wife, kids and family members be granted fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss ….ESTHER ENNA“.

” OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF LATE COMRADE DANIEL YARO ANYUABAGA.

It’s with deep shock and sense of loss that I received the sad news of the sudden death of your husband,  father, uncle and a leader Comrade Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga which occurred on Saturday 8th June, 2024 after a brief illness. 

I wish on behalf of my family, the Ame Wo Ba Eggon (AWBE) Executive, Board of Trustees and the caring members, to express our grief over this great loss. There is no doubt that the demise of this humble and respectful gentleman will remain in our mind for a long period of time to come. A dogged leader to the core.

Comrade Anyuabaga’s death is a monumental loss not only to the immediate family, Eggon nation, but to all in Nasarawa State, where his counsel and wealth of experience shall be greatly missed. Indeed, his exemplary life and humility will remain enviable and indelible.

It is therefore our fervent prayer that the Almighty God would grant the soul of late Daniel Yaro Anyuabaga eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord. HARUNA ACHUKU ISAAC, President Ame Wo Ba Eggon.”

The family of late Ex-Eggon youth Icon, also fixed Thursday, June 13, 2024 for the burial. According to the family, there will be Church service at Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ, ERCC Central Lafia, Nasarawa State afterwards, final interment at his residence at Ombi 11, opposite Paradise HomeDec international Hotel, Kwandare Road.

The former Eggon Youth Leader died at the National Hospital Abuja as a result of brief illness on Saturday.

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