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Yakowa to be buried Thursday

17 December 2012, 09:30

Kaduna - The newly sworn-in Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero on Sunday said the remains of late Gov. Patrick Yakowa would be buried on Thursday.

Yero made this known in an interview with newsmen at the Government House shortly after a broadcast to the people of the state.

In the broadcast, the governor declared Monday, Dec. 17 as work free day and a seven day mourning period in honour of the deceased, beginning from Sunday.

According to him, the remains of the late governor and the other victim, Mr Dauda Tsoho would be received in Kaduna on Monday.

"Details of necessary arrangements for their internment would be made known in due course.

"During the period of mourning, all national flags in the state should be flown at half mast," he said.

He directed all the 23 local government chairmen in the state to open condolence registers at their various offices, adding that two have been opened at the Government House and the Hassan Usman Katsina House.

Yero described the late governor as a humble, dedicated and fair person, who always related well with people, irrespective of religious, tribal or sectional inclinations.

"I plead with citizens of Kaduna State to accept this sad situation, that we cannot change, with total submission to the Will of God," he said.

He reiterated his commitment towards continuing with the legacies of his predecessor.

- NAN

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