The younger brother to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, late Tsemba Bako has been buried in his home town, Ajikamai in Shendam LGA, Plateau State.
At the interment, the President of archbishops of Nigeria ,Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Kaigama who led the funeral ceremony said death bring us agony and sorrow because of physical departure which he called everyone including the wife, children, the Governor to see it as to as inevitable end.
Speaking to the mammoth crowd that gathered at the burial ceremony he said; “today in Ajikamai how I wish it was a celebration of yam festival or marriage ceremony or Chieftaincy traditional title ceremony, but it grieved my heart that this is a moment of shedding tears and as well as expressing sorrow due to the premature death of a very young man.
Kaigama urged the congregation to believe in God because there is nothing like premature dead in the eyes of God, Tsemba has answered the call of God our creator.
According to him; “46 years is so precious in the eyes of all of us that we are today witnessing the departure of our beloved one, as we can only pray for his soul and takes comfort.
“We cannot question, quarrel or insults God for taking Tsemba Bako away, it is our unshakable conviction to belief that he never died,” he said.
Rev. Father Kaigama condemned the act where people senselessly kill someone else for power, rituals including unborn children to grab power forgetting that life is sacred.
He maintained that the society today is full of evil where some people commit suicide to end their own live which is barbaric in the eyes of God.
“I feel the pain of the wife, children and the brothers, Governor Simon Bako Lalong as it is there is no tribunal, no legal battle or legal luminary that can stop us from dying”, he explained.
Speaking Rev. Kaigama tasks Government for good governance which he said Governance itself should not be all about frivolous distribution of state wealth to close associates or greedy selfish individuals but to use it for the betterment of all humanity.
He said this sure so that; “when we meet God, we will satisfy that we have sacrificed ourselves for the interest of all mankind.”
He charged politicians to always pursue common good not for the few groups because God watch over everyone from heaven.
Kaigama called on religious leaders, pastors and traditional rulers to always contribute to what will make governance a success, even as he prayed that Dr. Tsemba Bako should rest in peace as well as to meet God in heaven.
Dr. Tsemba Wummen Bako was born to the family of late Miskoom Tsemba Bako and Mama Tiopsan Maria Bako of Nyak -Ajikamai on the 2nd, June 1971.
He started his early primary education at LGED School Ajikamai from there proceeded to GSS Shimankar were he obtained GCE O’Level certificate in 1988.
Dr. Tsemba Bako was at the school of preliminary studies (SPS) keffi for his IJMB certificate in the year 1991 .Wummen gained admission into the prestigious University of Jos where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of science Degree in Accounting in 1996 and he also had a diploma in general computer application in the year 2001.
He went in for his second degree and bagged a master of science degree in accounting at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Wummen also enrolled as members of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (FCNA) in 2016.
His friends described him as a proverbial “sleepwalker”, because of his hardworking, he could sell water to finance his dreams and aspirations, as he also engaged petty jobs of selling firewood, loading and offloading.
Late Dr Tsemba Bako was happily married to his sweetheart Evelyn Kwalvel Bako and the union was blessed with four children namely Na’antuam ,Shaina’an, Na’anzem and Katyen.