- Governor Yahaya Bello's personal assistant, Abdulateef Suleiman, has passed away
- His death was announced by the Kogi state government on Wednesday, June 17
- The deceased had been on admission at a private hospital in Abuja before his sudden death
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The personal assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello, Abdulateef Suleiman, has been declared dead.
A statement from the governor's spokesman, Onogwu Muhammed on Wednesday, June 17, revealed that the late Suleiman died in a private hospital in Abuja.
“We regret to announce the passage of the personal assistant to the governor of Kogi state, Abdulateef Suleiman.
“The deceased had been on admission at a private hospital in Abuja for the treatment of septic shock but died of cardiac arrest this morning.
“He will be buried today according to Islamic funeral rites. May God accept his soul,” the statement read.
Legit.ng gathered that the late Suleiman died at age 41.
Similarly, the minister of transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi recently lost his elder brother Charles (Dede) Amaechi.
“In this moment of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with the Amaechi family and people of Rivers state,” President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement signed by his media aide, Garba Shehu.
President Buhari urged the two-time director-general of his election campaigns to find strength in the notable legacies of his late brother.
On his part, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike commiserated with the minister over the death of his elder brother.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday, June 14 by the Rivers commissioner of information, Paulinus Nsirim, Governor Wike described the demise of the deceased as a great loss not only to the family but the entire state.
Meanwhile, the Kogi state government has formally commenced community policing in the state.
This follows the inauguration of the State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPC) and the State Community Policing Committee (SCPC) simultaneously on Monday, June 15.
The committees were inaugurated by the governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was represented by his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja.
The governor applauded the courage and foresight of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the country implements the policy under his government after many years of the issue dominating public discussions.
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