The Oasis Reporters
December 9, 2018
The football loving community in Kaduna city was thrown into mourning early Sunday morning when news filtered in that
Sen. Ahmed Aruwa, had died.
In accordance with Muslim tradition, he has been buried at Turaki Aliyu Cemetery, Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna after funeral prayers held at Sultan Bello Mosque.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sheikh Ahmad Gumi led the funeral prayer at about 1:00 PM.
The funeral prayer was attended by former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, and former Governors of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi and Ramalan Yero, as well as People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Isa Ashiru among others.
Aruwa represented Kaduna central senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber between 1999 and 2007 under the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
He founded the defunct Ranchers Bees football club that nurtured prominent national players like Daniel Amokachi, Dahiru Sadi among others.
Aruwa who died around 4:30 am at a private hospital in Barnawa, Kaduna, had suffered prolonged illness before his death.
A commentator said after his interment that the senator loved the youth, and helped to nurture them in sports to reach stardom and accomplish dreams.