FORMER YOBE GOVERNOR DIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Please Share This Story

FORMER YOBE GOVERNOR DIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

A former governor of Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has died.

He died in Saudi Arabia after a protracted illness. He was 73 years old.

A source close to the family posted on his Facebook page: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun.

“Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim has passed away just now in Makkah. May Allah grant him peaceful repose and Jannatul Firdaus as his final abode Amin Thumma Amin.”

Bukar Abba was the governor of Yobe State from May 1999 to May 2007. He also served as governor of the state from January 1992 to November 1993.

During his first term, on August 5, 1993, he split the state’s four emirates into 13. The change was reversed by the military regime of Sani Abacha.

In his second term after the return to democracy, on January 6, 2000, he re-implemented the new emirates, adding Ngazargamu, Gujba, Nguru, Tikau, Pataskum, Yusufari, Gudi, Fune and Jajere.

In 2007, he was elected to the Senate for the Yobe East constituency. He ran for re-election in the April 9, 2011, Senatorial contest for Yobe East on the ANPP platform and won.

In August 2021, the former governor lost his daughter, Aisha Bukar Abba, also known as Ya’Ummi.Forty-two-year-old Aisha, a staff member of the Central Bank of Nigeria, died in Cairo, Egypt, following complications related to childbirth.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

Check Also

THERE’RE BIG NAMES MENTIONED WITH BETA EDU WHO’VE NOT BEEN SUSPENDED – EX-MINISTER

THERE’RE BIG NAMES MENTIONED WITH BETA EDU WHO’VE NOT BEEN SUSPENDED – EX-MINISTER Barrister Solomon …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *