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Rest in peace, Max Jallow

May 21, 2013, 8:55 AM

Happy are those who have never experienced throes of separation from a loved one.

It is with great sorrow and sadness that we learned of the demise of our colleague, Momodou Max Jallow, a young and industrious young man, whose immense contribution towards the development of sport in the country cannot be over-emphasised.

Thousands of sympathisers including cabinet ministers Sunday evening converged at the residence of the late Momodou Max Jallow in Brufut to pay their last respects to a man regarded by many as a true servant, who has dedicated all his life to the duty of the Almighty Allah.

For anyone who knows the late Max Jallow, death has come at a very short period considering his contribution to nation-building.

This sudden death of a man of his calibre will no doubt go down well in the annals of sports development in our beloved country.

He was undeniably respectful to his parents, colleagues and even younger ones, which is a great quality of every good person.

Max Jallow, who is well-known nationwide for his tireless effort towards the development of sport in the country, was until his demise the executive secretary of the National Sports Council.

His contribution to the development of sports, especially football, was tremendous.

He will remain in the hearts and minds of his colleagues, friends and family members for his humanitarian gesture.

He was instrumental in uplifting the standards of all sporting disciplines in this country.

Many people, including his colleagues and family members who attended the funeral in Brufut, described the late Momodou Max Jallow as a very disciplined, hardworking and humanitarian man.

We would like to urge the family of the late Momodou Max Jallow to take the demise of their beloved one as God’s wishes.

We need to be faithful and also be aware of the fact that no matter how much we love Max Jallow, it is the Almighty Allah who has made the final decision, which must be respected.

We also pray that God grant the deceased the best place in heaven.

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”
Mark Twain