Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has mourned the death of a former Military Administrator of the state, Aminu Isa Kontagora.
Naija News reports that Kontagora, aged 65, died on Sunday night, January 10, after a brief illness at a hospital in Abuja.
Kontagora, who died of COVID-19 related complications, will be buried today, Monday, January 11, in line with the Islamic rites.
In a condolence message on Monday, governor Ortom described the death of Colonel Kontagora as a great loss to Nigeria and Benue State.
He described Benue as the second home of the deceased, having remained in touch with the state during happy and trying moments.
According to the governor, the former Nigerian governor’s footprints in the state have remained indelible.
Ortom, however, declared Tuesday, 12th January 2021 as a work-free day and urged that flags be flown at half-mast in honor of the deceased.
The governor sympathized with the government and people of Niger State over the death of their illustrious son and prayed to God to grant his soul eternal rest.
Source: Naija News