Late Governor Yakowa passed on in a helicopter crash on December 15.
The tight security did not deter several visitors and residents, including civil servants and traders, from converging on the official residence of the late governor to offer their condolences.
Visitors were subjected to thorough search before allowed entrance, while several other mourners were turned back.
The remains of the deceased, and that of his aide, Dauda Tsoho, would arrive Kaduna on Tuesday.
The former governor died in a helicopter crash along with five other people on Saturday, December 15, in Bayelsa.
They died while returning from the burial of the father of Oronto Douglas, the Special Adviser on Research and Documentation to President Goodluck Jonathan.
The new Governor, Mukhtar Yero, had earlier declared Monday, December 17 as a work free day and seven days of mourning.
Political office holders, traditional and religious leaders, wives of governors and service chiefs, as well as women groups were among the sympathisers.
Also, members of the Knight of St. Mulumba and Women Fellowship Group from Makera Deanery, under the Kaduna Catholic Archdioceses were with the widow to offer prayers and render various songs during the visit.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, had earlier condoled the family, describing the late governor as a quality leader, a listener and an accessible administrator.
“The country has truly lost a very fine and noble gentleman; he was a seasoned administrator and a man of peace.
“He has left his footprint on the sands of time, his death is a great loss to Kaduna State and Nigeria.
“Late Gov. Yakowa was a promoter of peace who is committed to the development of the state and the nation,’’ he added.
Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa lamented the demise of Mr. Yakowa, whom he described as an honest man, who had great plans for the the development of the state.
He advised the new governor to be just and fair, saying, “Kaduna State is a very big state, so he should rule with justice and fairness.’’
Also, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Farida Abubakar, offered condolences to the widow and the residents of the state.
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