- It is a sad day in the country as another prominent personality has been reported dead
- The first military administrator of Jigawa state, Olayinka Sule, has passed away
- Sule was appointed the military administrator of Jigawa when the state was created in 1991
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Another tragedy has struck in the north as Olayinka Sule, the first military administrator of Jigawa state passed away.
According to Premium Times, Sule died on Sunday, August 23, at the age of 72 years.
His death was confirmed by former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, in a statement from his media aide, Mansur Ahmad.
Lamido the second governor of the state in the Fourth Republic described Sule as a great pillar and gentleman, adding that his loss is irreparable.
Lamido prayed to God to grant the soul of the former military administrator eternal rest in Aljannatul Firdaus.
The retired Nigerian army brigadier-general was appointed the military administrator of Jigawa when the state was created in August 1991 under Ibrahim Babangida's military regime.
The deceased ruled Jigawa state for four months until he handed over to the first elected governor of the state, Sa’ad Birnin-Kudu back in January 1992.
Sule's notable achievements include setting up the foundation for Jigawa’s infrastructural development.
The first military administrator in 1996 was appointed the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 1st Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna.
He retired from the army that same year and became captain of the Ikeja Golf Club.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a former governor of the defunct Gongola state, Wilberforce Juta, passed away.
Juta was reported to have died on Saturday morning, August 15, after a brief illness. The governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who confirmed the death of Wilberforce said he received the news with shock and grief.
Fintiri described the ex-governor as an elder statesman and an epitome of humaneness. The Adamawa governor prayed for God to grant the elder statesman eternal rest.
In a related development, the former governor of Borno state, Alhaji Muhammad Goni, passed on. Goni died on Wednesday, April 29, after a brief illness.
Goni was a retired civil servant who served as the governor of Borno state from 1979–1983 in the Nigerian Second Republic. The later ex-governor was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar local government area, Borno state.
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