Dec 17, 2012, 9:17 AM
Former Gambian Speaker of Parliament in the
The late Mr Njie, age 80, is survived by two wives and several children. When the news of Njie BP's demise broke yesterday, hundreds of Gambians thronged his house to console and sympathize with the bereaved family.
Speaking to 'The Point at the deceased's residence last evening, Omar Amadou Jallow alias OJ, who also served in the
According to OJ, the late Mr Njie also served as Speaker of the House of Parliament for a period of ten good years.
Alhagie AA Faal, chairman of the Banjul Muslim elders described the demise of Njie-BP as a great loss to the country, as he had contributed towards our national development, and Islam in particular. He was a member of the Banjul Muslim elders, Faal said.
Mr Kaba MA Jallow said that the late Mr Njie was a farmer with exemplary character who has ventured successfully into orchard farming. Messrs OB Conateh and Omar Ndow all described the late Mr Njie as hardworking, diligent and a devoted Muslim.
The late Mr Njie will be laid to rest at the