Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, on Thursday condoled with the family of late Engineer Bala Bawa Kaoje, former Minister of Sports, who died on Tuesday, in Abuja.
The Governor, who was in the country home of the deceased in Kaoje, Bagudo Local Government, was received by the District Heads of the area Alhaji Usman Adamu , Abubakar Malami Mainasara Zagga, Sarkin Yamman Yamusa, Yakubu Abubakar and that of Besse, Ahmad Nasiru.
Bagudu described the death of the former Sports Minister and Lawmaker as shocking and a big loss, not only to Kebbi state,but Nigeria as a whole.
In sober words he said: ‘ ‘ I received the sad news of the death of late Engr Bala Bawa Kaoje from Hon. Bello Kaoje.
” He broke the sad news to me in Abuja, through a phone call .
” On behalf of myself, people and Kebbi State Government, I sympathise with you, on the death of late Engr Bala Bawa Kaoje,” he added.
The late Minister and lawmaker,
according to Bagudu, was highly exalted in the key positions he held, serving the nation diligently.
He prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannat Firdaus and his family, the formidable fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
In a similar situation, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, was in Koko, to condole with the family of Alhaji Amadu Ala Koko,who died recently.
The deceased, a popular bussinesman, died recently at the age of 68 years, in Koko .
He is survived by 3 wives and many children .
The Governor was accompanied by the Chairmen of Bagudo and KoKo Besse local Government Areas, Hon. Muhammadu Kaura Danhakimi, Hon. Yahaya Bello and other Local Government officials
Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor