Niger State Mourns Kure

Niger Declares 3 day mourning for late Kure
From Danjuma Ibrahim, Minna

Niger State government has announced
death of former governor of the State,
Engineer Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure FNSE.
He died after a brief illness in a
Hospital in Germany on Sunday evening at
the age of 61.

In a statement by the Hon Commissioner for
Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr.
Jonathan Vatsa, in Minna on Sunday night,
state government has declared a 3 day
state-wide mourning. It further stated that all flags should be at half mast through out the state within the mourning period.

According to the Commissioner, the state
Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has also
declared a work free day on the day of the
burial of the former governor to enable all
Nigerlites accord the departed leader a
befitting burial.

The statement expressed that
government will miss the wise counsel of
the former governor, who despite political
differences never fail to offer meaningful
advice to the government.

The intervention of the former governor
during the recent labour crisis in the state
was not only legendary but showed him as
an elder stateman, whose main concern was
for the good, progress and unity of the
state.

"Engineer Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure remains
a leader who out of office showed concern
for the development of the state. His
statesmanship saw him jettisoning party
affiliation when he personally intervened in
the recent labour crisis in the state," the
statement concluded.
Signed
Hon. Jonathan Tsado Vatsa
Commissioner for Information, Culture and
Tourism.