- The Yobe state government has lost one of its commissioners, Goni Bukar Lawan, to the cold hands of death
- Lawan, fondly called BUGOM, died in an auto crash along Damaturu-Kano Road on Tuesday night, August 2
- Remains of Lawan, who was the commissioner for youth and sport in Yobe state until his death, will be buried on Wednesday, August 3
Goni Bukar, a former member of the House of Representatives, who was fondly known as BUGOM, died on Tuesday night, August 2, on his way to Kano state, Leadership reported.
The newspaper cited a source as saying that the deceased earlier attended a funeral prayer in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Tuesday evening before departing for Kano.
He will be buried on Wednesday, August 3, in Damaturu as his remains have been brought back to the Yobe capital city on Tuesday night, Daily Independent also reported.
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He is survived by two wives and children.
Nigerian lawmaker dies
In another related development, Ademola Olusegun Popoola, a member of the Oyo state House of Assembly, has been confirmed dead.
Popoola passed on in the morning of Wednesday, July 12, at the age of 46.
Until his death, the young lawmaker was representing Ibadan South-East constituency II in the state Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, after battling a kidney-related illness.
National loss as prominent former minister from southwest dies
Legit.ng also previously reported the death of a former minister of state for power and steel, Chief Oyekunle Oluwasanmi.
Oluwasanmi died on Thursday, July 21. The announcement of his death was contained in a statement issued by his family.
The deceased hailed from Ipetu Ijesha in Oriade local government area of Osun state, where he was actively engaged in community-building initiatives till the very end. He was appointed minister of state for power and steel in 1997.