- Former Secretary to the State Government of Borno, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, has died at the age of 65
- Shuwa, who served as Governor Babagana Umara Zulum's SSG until May 28, passed away after a brief illness at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital on Saturday, June 3
- Known for his administrative expertise, Shuwa had a distinguished career at both state and federal levels
Until May 28, he served as Governor Babagana Umara Zulum's SSG.
“He passed on at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, this evening,” Vanguard also cited sources as saying.
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Who is Usman Jidda Shuwa?
Throughout his career, Shuwa was known for his extensive administrative expertise and had served diligently at both the state and federal levels.
The former SSG was born in 1958 and passed away at the age of 65.
Meanwhile, emerging reports indicate that the deceased's funeral prayers will hold on Sunday, June 4.
Vice President Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno state, has reportedly arrived in Maiduguri for the funeral prayers.
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In a statement issued on Saturday, June 3 by the state's commissioner for information, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju urged the general public to ignore the rumours and exercise calmness. The statement confirmed that the governor has been slightly unwell but has been attending to state matters and performing his administrative duties diligently.
“We have been inundated with calls and messages concerning the state of health of the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON. We had chosen to ignore this wicked fabrication until it appeared that certain persons seek to draw political mileage from the disinformation," she said.