Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe State on Monday expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Dabo Aliyu, the former Administrator of the state.
Mr Mala-Buni expressed his feelings in a statement signed by his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.
He said: “It is with shock but with total submission to the will of Allah (SWT) that today we received the sad news of the death of a patriot and leader, AIG Dabo Aliyu (rtd).
“The government and the good people of Yobe are heartbroken and deeply saddened by this sad news but that was the will of Allah our creator which cannot be questioned.
“Late Dabo Aliyu had, no doubt, contributed immensely to putting the state on the path of growth and development.
“The government and people of the state recognise and appreciate his tireless efforts in serving the state as well as the good relationship he had maintained with the state until his death,” Buni said.
The governor prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest in Aljannatur Firdaus and to his family, the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aliyu, a native of Katsina, died on Dec. 13 in Kaduna after a brief illness.
He was the Yobe Administrator from December 1993 to August 1996, and also the Acting Administrator of Anambra from November to December 1993.