Niger state government has declared a three-day mourning over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Kure, its former governor.
Kure, who governed the state between 1999 and 2007 died on Sunday in a German hospital at the age of 60.
Governor Abubakar Bello has also declared a work free day on the day of the burial of the former governor.
The state’s commissioner for information, Jonathan Vatsa stated that all flags should be at half-mast throughout the state during the mourning period.
“Engineer Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure remain a leader who out of office showed concern for the development of our state,” the commissioner said.
Mr. Kure was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, under whose platform he served as governor of Niger State from 1999 to 2007.
His wife, Zainab Kure, also served as a senator.
He was from Lapai in Niger State.
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