Govt Declares Public Holiday, Date, Details Emerge

Govt Declares Public Holiday, Date, Details Emerge

  • Mai Mala Buni, Yobe state governor, has declared Wednesday, February 7, 2024, as a public holiday to observe the three-day prayers for the late former governor of the state, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim
  • Buni, who announced this on Tuesday, February 6, in a statement by his spokesperson, Mamman Mohammed, said the day should be used to offer prayers for the former governor who breathed his last in Saudi Arabia
  • reports that the Yobe governor praised Ibrahim, saying the late politician excelled both as the governor of Yobe state and as a member of the Senate journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Damaturu, Yobe state - Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has declared Wednesday, February 7, as a work-free day in honour of the late former governor, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

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As reported by The Nation, in a statement released by Buni’s spokesperson, Mamman Mohammed, the people of the state will also use the work-free day to observe the three-day prayers for Late Ibrahim.

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Yobe state is in a mourning mood. Photo credit: @KawuGarba
Source: Twitter reports that Ibrahim passed away in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, February 4.

The statement explained that the prayers will take place at the government house mosque in Damaturu, where condolences from both within and outside the state have been pouring in.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governor, accompanied by government officials and the late governor’s family, has been receiving sympathisers at the government house in Damaturu as the state government takes over the funeral and condolence rites to honour the late former governor.

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Bukar Ibrahim buried in Saudi Arabia

Earlier, reported that Ibrahim's remains were laid to rest on Monday, February 5, 2024, in Saudi Arabia.

Ibrahim died on Sunday at the age of 75.

The funeral ceremony was held at the Grand Mosque, Masjid Al Haram, after the dawn prayers.


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