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Man Who Had No Enemies, Yusuf Jabemi, Dies, Aged 86

A veteran educationist, and administrator, Alhaji Yusuf Jabemi, who confessed that he had no enemies in life, is dead. He died last night, March 29, in Abuja, after a protracted illness, at the age of over 86.
Late Yusuf Jabemi, who started as a school teacher at the age of 23 in 1953, once told our Editor-in-chief, Yusuf Ozi Usman: “I don’t have enemies. I don’t compete with anybody but with myself….at my old age, I have no worries. I thank God; He has blessed me in many ways.”
Born on December 31, 1938, Yusuf Jabemi served as headmaster of Obangede primary school in Okene local government of the old Kwara State (now Kogi State) and after his grade II Teacher’s Certificate at Katsina Teachers College, he taught in Darazo Boarding School in Bauchi State as Headmaster up to 1962.
He left education line in 1969 to work, at various times, with Northern Marketing Board, Zugema Nigeria Limited, Leventis, Midland Supplies Limited, Kwara State Investment Company and finally joined the services of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), where he served, variously as Supervisory Counselor for workers and Housing in Kuje Area Council, Acting Chairman of Kuje Area Council and was later in charge of the Chieftaincy Affairs of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the then FCT Minister, Jeremiah Usaini.
One of his sons, Abdulkarim, said that his funeral would be conducted today, March 30, at National Mosque in Abuja while his remains would be committed to mother earth at Gudu cemetery immediately after.
We at Greenbarge Reporters online newspaper, pray for peaceful rest of the deceased.

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