Mourning as Former Kogi Commissioner Dies Days After Cabinet Dissolution

Mourning as Former Kogi Commissioner Dies Days After Cabinet Dissolution

  • Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello mourns immediate-past Commissioner for Special Duties Comrade Yahaya Adesayo
  • The former Commissioner died on Monday evening, January 15 and has been buried according to Islamic rite
  • Bello said Ismail is an unwavering friend who stood steadfastly by his side throughout his political journey.

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Lokoja, Kogi state - The immediate-past Commissioner for Special Duties in Kogi State, Comrade Yahaya Adesayo Ismail, is dead

As reported by Leadership Newspaper, Ismail passed on on Monday evening, January 15.

Ex-Kogi Commissioner dies days after cabinet Ddssolution
Former Kogi Commissioner, Yahaya Adesayo Ismail is dead Photo Credit: EbiraReporters
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He was a member of Governor Yahaya Bello’s cabinet until last week when the outgoing governor dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC)

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It was gathered that Ismail was hale and hearty until Monday evening when the news of his death broke out.

Meanwhile, Governor Bello has described the demise of his former commissioner as an “untimely death”

The outgoing governor said Ismail is an unwavering friend who stood steadfastly by his side throughout his political journey.

“A trustworthy man who lived for Allah and humanity with immeasurable love and compassion to all,”

Former Benue Commissioner, Shehu Othman dies at at 91

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former commissioner in the old Benue state, Alhaji Shehu Othman, died at the age of 91.

Othman died on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the Trust Charitos Hospital in Jabi, Abuja, after a brief illness.

The politician'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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Nigeria's former minister dies at 87

Also, a former Nigeria minister of labour and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Gwadabe, is dead.

Gwadabe died on Wednesday, April 26, morning at the age of 87 at a hospital in Kano.

Family sources who confirmed the passing of Gwadabe said the former minister died after a protracted illness at the Kano hospital. A key member of the opposition party, Gwadabe was also a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Kano.

Nigeria’s first female major-general dies at 84

Nigeria's first female major-general, Aderonke Kale, passed on at 84.

The president of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), E. O. Okafor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 9. Kale reportedly died in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 8.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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