Usman Baba Patigi’s death painful, says Kwara Gov
By Rosheed Okiki
Kwara State Governor/Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described the death of Alhaji Usman Baba Patigi (Samanja) as the end of a great era in the Nigerian comedy industry, especially in the northern region.
The Governor said Samanja, aged eighty-one, who was a Prince of Patigi in Kwara State, would be remembered as a pathfinder in what has become known as the Kanniwood in the Nigerian movie industry.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor described Samanja as a colossus who bestrode the entertainment industry for decades and would be missed for his great impacts while his legacies live on.
The Governor sent his heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of Samanja, the people of Patigi and the royal family, as well as millions of his fans, old and young, across the country, particularly northern Nigeria.
Governor AbdulRazaq prayed Allah to ease the account of the late actor and admit him into al-jannah Firdaus and to look after the family of Samanja and comfort everyone who mourns him.