Lamentation as Council Chairman, Muhammed Bello, Dies

Lamentation as Council Chairman, Muhammed Bello, Dies

  • Muhammad Bello, the chairman of the Maiyama local government area of Kebbi state, has passed away
  • Bello's death was announced in a statement signed by the spokesperson to the Kebbi state governor, Ahmed Idris
  • According to the statement, Bello died at the Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital in Sokoto state in the early hours of Thursday

Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi - The Executive Chairman of the Maiyama Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Hon. Zayyanu Muhammad Bello, is dead.

Ahmed Idris, the spokesperson to the governor of Kebbi state, disclosed the death of the council chairman in a statement on Thursday, December 28, Daily Trust reported.

Kebbi State/Muhammad Bello/Chairman Maiyama local government
Chairman of Maiyama local government in Kebbi state is dead Photo Credit: Muhammad Bello
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According to the statement, Honourable Bello died after a protracted illness.

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Idris noted that the late council chairman died in the early hours of Thursday. It further disclosed that the chairman passed away at the Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University Teaching Hospital in Sokoto.

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The statement reads:

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Hon. Zayyanu Muhammad Bello, Executive Chairman of Maiyama Local Government.
“He died early this morning at UDUTH Sokoto after a protracted illness.”

The statement further stressed that information regarding the burial arrangement of the late chairman would be communicated to the public in due time.

What you should know about Kebbi state

Kebbi is one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states in the north-western part of the country.

The state governor, Nasir Idris, recently authorised the disbursement of over N1.7 billion for gratuity and death benefits to 745 retirees, including State, Local Government, and Local Government Education Authority employees and contract staff.

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The immediate past governor of the state, Atiku Bagudu, was appointed as the minister of economic planning and budget by President Bola Tinubu.

INEC declares APC's Nasiru Idris winner of Kebbi gov election earlier reported that Nasiru Idris of the APC has been declared the winner of the Kebbi State Governorship Election by INEC, defeating his rival from the PDP, Aminu Bande.

The initial election held on March 18 was declared inconclusive due to violence and over-voting, and a supplementary election was held, with Dr Idris receiving a total of 409,225 votes.

INEC expressed satisfaction with the process and hoped to improve on the feat recorded in Kebbi state.


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