Niamina Loses Legendary Son

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The residents of Niamina Dankunku, in Central River Region are mourning the sudden death of one of its legendary sons, Abdoulie Nget, a qualified teacher of twenty something years of experience.

The late Mr Nget who passed away last Friday at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital after a brief illness was known to be a loyal, dedicated and hardworking citizen. During his stint in the chalk pushing profession, the late Mr Nget got the opportunity to serve in almost all regions of the Gambia.

The late Mr Nget, a native of Touba Mourit, suburb of Dankunku was laid to rest on Friday at the Sinchu Alhaji Cemetery, in Kombo North. Hundreds of mourners attended his memorial service. 

Paying tribute to the late Mr Nget, Katim Touray, a former Managing Director of Gamtel, said that the demise of Abdoulie Nget was a big loss, adding that the late Mr Nget was something of a pacesetter and role model to the youths of Touba Mourit.

He said:  “Abdoulie Nget was the first person in the history of  Touba Mourit to be enrolled in school, he was our big brother and our senior in school. We were looking up to him for guidance. So his demise is a great loss.”

Also speaking on the occasion, Abdoulie Mbye who is also a native of native of Touba Mourit, revealed that the late Mr Nget was his close friend, saying that he has huge respect and admiration for the late Mr Nget. “He was, by all standards, a remarkable and a loveable gentleman. He was very hard working, down-to-earth and pious,” he posited. 

Meanwhile, speaker after speaker at the solemn ceremony expressed similar sentiments, describing the late Mr Nget as a man of the high standing who had has contributed tremendously towards the education sector of the country. 

The late Abdoulie Nget is survived by wife and children.

Author: By Lamin Darboe
Source: The Point