Former Nigerian governor is dead.
AN24 News reports that a former military governor of Jigawa State, northern Nigeria, Brigadier General Ibrahim Aliyu (rtd) is dead.
General Aliyu died in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria on Friday, July 16 but the death was announced today, Saturday, July 17, 2021 by the .Jigawa State Government in a statement.
The death of the former Nigerian governor was announced in a press statement by Habibu Nuhu Kila, Special Adviser (Media and Public Relations) to the governor.
The statement said; “His Excellency, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar MON, mni, of Jigawa State with utter sadness, announced the death of a former Military Administrator of Jigawa State, Brigadier General Ibrahim Aliyu rtd., who died yesterday Friday in Kaduna.
“Governor Badaru described the death of General Aliyu as a great loss to the people and government of Jigawa State.
“He said that the late General sacrificed his life in the service of humanity.
“Governor Badaru prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant him eternal rest and give his family and people of Jigawa State the fortitude to bear the loss.”
Before his death, AN24 News reports that the former Nigerian governor served as the Military Administrator of the State from 9 December 1993 – 22 August 1996, under General Sani Abacha regime.
Earlier this month, Yemi Osibanjo, Nigeria’s Vice President, was in Jigawa State where he commissioned a road named after General Ibrahim Aliyu in recognition of his contribution to the state.