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Borno declares holiday to mourn deputy governor

17 August 2015, 08:43Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Borno State Government has declared Monday a public holiday to mourn its late Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha.

Mustapha passed away on Saturday. 

According to Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, the day will also be used to perform the third day prayer for the departed soul of the politician who died in Yola, Adamawa State and has been interred in Maiduguri.

“Monday is going to be work free day to allow civil servants join other people mourn and pay their last respect to the number two citizen of Borno State," Shuwa said.

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During the third day prayers scheduled for the Deputy Governor’s official residence in the Government Reservation Area (GRA) of Maiduguri, flags will be lowered at half-mast.

Essential services in the health and fire services sectors, are not affected by the announcement.

The  Deputy Governor died in his sleep.

He had gone to Yola to represent the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, at the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology.

He was 49. 

- CAJ News


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