Niger loses 2 illustrous citizens, Governor expresses shock

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Niger state has been throwm into murnful mood, following the death of two its illustrous citizens.

The deceased were former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Shaba Isah Ibn Bello and the Permanent Secretary, state Planning Commission, Malam Usman Musa Dallau.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Noel Barge, expressed sadness over the demise of the two illustrious personalities.

Duaglobalnews gathered that the two prominent figures gave up the ghost on Saturday in Minna.

Bello, who consoled the people of the state, in particular Bida/Gbako/Katcha constituents, on the death of the former federal lawmaker said the deceased served the nation diligently and selflessly.

“We accept the fact that death is a necessary end for all mortals. He lived an exemplary and most inspiring life; he motivated and touched many lives in so many places, now he’s suddenly gone!

” We testify to his patriotism, to administrative and legislative duties for the benefit of the people of Niger state and Nigerians,” he said.

He described Ibn Bello as a grassroots politician who held various political offices, including, vice chairman, Bida Local Government council, member, Niger State House of Assembly.

The deceased, he noted, was also one time Chairman, Katcha Local Government council and member representing Bida/Gbako/katcha Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.

In his similar condolence message, the governor also expressed saddness over the sudden death of the permanent secretary.

He described the late Musa Dallau as a hard-working, selfless, dedicated and passionate personality, whose values would be greatly remembered.

He said, “The late permanent secretary, Planning Commission had a progressive public service career, having reached the pinnacle of civil service in the state.

“I am deeply saddened by his demise but consoled that the deceased lived a good life and contributed his best to the service of Niger state and humanity.”

He prayed Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the departed and make Al-jannah Firdausi their final abode as well as give their families and friends the fortitude to bear the loss.

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