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Former Taraba SSG, Jika Jobbdi Is Dead



Latest Taraba News For Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

A former Secretary to Taraba State Government (SSG), Alhaji Jika Jobbdi has died at the age of 68.

He died in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Saturday, DailyTrust reports.

The late former SSG was also a retired permanent secretary.

He held several administrative positions under Taraba State government before his appointment as Secretary to Taraba State Government by former Governor Jolly Nyame in 1999 and served for five years.

He was survived by one wife and five children. He was buried in Yola according to Islamic rites.

In other news, barring any last-minute changes, former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore is set to dump the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) today.

The move according to political watchers in Osun State is part of a grand plan ahead of the 2022 governorship election in Osun State.

Though it remains unclear if Omisore wants to join the gubernatorial race again, Naija News recalls he was the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in 2014, losing out to Rauf Aregbesola in the election.

He also contested the same position in 2018 on the platform of the SDP but this time, he came a distant third behind Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP and the eventual winner, Adegboyega Oyetola of the APC.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.