Former Niger governor dies in Germany
Former Governor of Niger state, Abdulkadir Kure, has died in a German hospital, a family source told The Guardian on Sunday.
He was a two-term governor, elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Hi wife, Zainab, was elected twice as a senator representing Niger South constituency between 2007 and 2015.
Meanwhile, Niger state government has declared a three-day mourning over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Kure, its Former Governor.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Jonathan Vatsa, the state’s Commissioner for Information, announced this in a statement in Minna on Sunday.
He further stated that all flags should be at half-staff throughout the state during the mourning period.
According to the Commissioner, Gov. Abubakar Bello has also declared a work free day on the day of the burial of the former governor to enable citizens to accord the departed leader a befitting burial and respect.
Vatsa expressed that the government will miss the wise counsel of the former governor, who despite political differences never fail to offer meaningful advice to the present government.
The intervention of the former governor during the recent labour crisis in the state was not only legendary but showed him as an elder statesman, whose main concern was for the good, progress and unity of the state.
“Engineer Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure remained a leader who out of office showed concern for the development of our state.”