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JUST IN: Niger deputy governor loses wife

The deputy governor of Niger State, Yakubu Garba, has lost his wife, Zainab.

The deceased died Tuesday afternoon, 2nd July 2024 in Minna, the state capital.

The personal assistant to the deputy governor, Salis Sabo, confirmed the death in a post on his Facebook page.

“Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihi raji’un!!! We just lost the wife of our principal, His Excellency the deputy governor of Niger State. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and grant her Aljannatul firdausi”, he wrote.

Niger Gov Bago mourns

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has expressed sadness over the death  of Hajiya Zainab Yakubu Garba.

The Governor, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, described the death of the wife of his Deputy as a great loss to the State.

Bago said, “It is indeed devastating news and a trying moment not only for his Deputy, Yakubu Garba but the government and the entire people of the state”.

”The State Executive Council shares in his loss and will provide every needed support at this moment of grief”.

While commiserating with his Deputy over the loss, the Governor encouraged him to see the demise of his wife as an act of Allah and be consoled by the fact that the deceased lived a good life.

The Governor then prayed to Allah to forgive all the shortcomings of the deceased and grant her Aljanna Firdausi while also praying that Allah would comfort his Deputy and all Nigerlites.

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