- Prominent Nigerian labour leader, Ibrahim Khaleel, has passed away
- The NULGE national president died on Wednesday and would be buried on Thursday in Kano state
- Before his unfortunate demise, the deceased was the national treasurer of the Nigerian Labour Congress
The Nigerian labour union has been thrown into mourning as Ibrahim Khaleel, the national president of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has been reported dead.
Khaleel was reported to have died on Wednesday, October 7, after being rushed to the National Hospital in Abuja where he was pronounced dead, TVC reports.
According to Kano NULGE chairman, Abdullahi Muhammad Gwarzo who confirmed the loss, the deceased slumped and was quickly rushed to the hospital only for all the efforts to be in vain.
The remains of Khaleel would be buried on Thursday afternoon, October 8, in his Wudil local government area of Kano state in accordance with the Islamic rites.
A vibrant Nigerian labour leader, the deceased, prior to his death, was the national treasurer of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led Kano government has expressed grief over the death of the NULGE national chairman.
In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, Governor Ganduje mourned Khaleel and sent a condolence message to his personal and labour families.
According to the governor, Khaleel passed away as at the time his service was needed most in Kano state and the country at large.
The governor prayed that God grant the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss. He also prayed that God grant Khaleel Al-Janatul Fridaus (the highest return).
In a related development, Legit.ng had reported that prominent Nigerian politician and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu died of Covid-19.
His death was announced by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce in the evening of Saturday, August 8.
Murray-Bruce said he has just lost a good friend of forever to COVID-19, adding that until his death, Senator Buruji Kashamu and he were inseparable.
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