Just In: Former Benue Commissioner, Shehu Othman, Is Dead

Just In: Former Benue Commissioner, Shehu Othman, Is Dead

  • The family of ex-Benuie commissioner, Alhaji Shehu Othman, has been thrown into deep sorrow
  • The family confirmed development via a statement issued on Wednesday, November 29, noting he died after a brief illness
  • The late nonagenarian held several Cabinet portfolios in the now-defunct Benue-Plateau and Plateau States, as well as several Federal board appointments

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A former commissioner in the old Benue state, Alhaji Shehu Othman, is confirmed dead. The politician reportedly died at the age of 91.

Benue state, Shehu Othman
Nigerian loses another strong politician, Shehu Othman. Photo credit: Shehu Othman
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As reported by Daily Trust, Othman died on Wednesday, November 29, at the Trust Charitos Hospital in Jabi, Abuja, after a brief illness.

Othman's family confirmed his passing through a statement and hinted that the late politician would be buried the same day after the Zuhur prayer at the National Mosque, Abuja.

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The family wrote:

“Inna lillahi wa ina ilaihir taki in.
“Janaza prayer will be held after Zuhur prayer (1:30pm) at the National Mosque, Abuja.
“While burial would be at the Gudu Cemetery soon after.”

Othman was born on 26th June, 1932, and held the title of Magajin Garin Keana until his death.

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Source: Legit.ng

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