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NORTHERN GOVERNORS CONDOLE SOKOTO, ZAMFARA STATES; AND CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF.




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NORTHERN GOVERNORS CONDOLE SOKOTO, ZAMFARA STATES; AND CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF.
The Northern Governors Forum has condoled with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, over the demise of his mother, Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf Buratai.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong in a condolence message described the death of Hajiya Hauwa Buratai as a great loss to her family, Borno State and the Nation in general.
He said "We share in this painful loss and deeply commiserate with the Chief of Army Staff who has devoted his career and energy to the fight against terrorism, banditary as well as other crimes that threaten Nigeria's territorial integrity. We pray that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed matriarch eternal rest and comfort the family".
In a related development, Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong has sent condolences to the Government and people of Sokoto and Zamfara States over the death former civilian Governor of the old Sokoto State, Dr. Garba Nadama.
Governor Lalong expressed sadness over the death of Dr. Garba Nadama, who he said was not only a great historian, but remained a major source of inspiration and institutional capacity building for Governance in Nigeria.
Lalong said the nation will miss the great contributions of the former Governor who combined academics with politics in a refined manner that motivated others and enhanced good governance in the old Sokoto State during the second Republic.
While commiserating with the Governments of the two States, and the family of the deceased, Lalong prayed Almighty God to forgive the sins of the departed and comfort the family.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham, ANIPR
Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum.
7th May 2020.

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