The Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum and Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of the first civilian Governor of Yobe State, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

Inuwa Yahaya, on behalf of the 19 Northern Governors, extends his heartfelt condolences to Governor Mai Mala Buni, Government and people of Yobe State, as well as the family and associates of the late elder statesman.

He said, “the news of the demise of Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim came as a profound shock and a great loss to the entire Northern region and Nigeria at large. His legacy of service and contributions will endure in the hearts of not only the people of Yobe State, but Nigerians as a whole.”

He described the late former Yobe state Governor as a visionary and exemplary leader who gave priority to the welfare of his people and laid a solid foundation for the development of his state.

According to him, ”As the first civilian Governor of Yobe State, Sen. Bukar Ibrahim brought to bear his wealth of experience in laying the foundation for the development of the state and distinguished himself as a man of vision and peace; who was well known for promoting unity and harmony.

“We share in the grief of his family and associates as well as government and people of Yobe State during this difficult time. May Allah in his infinite mercy forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus.


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