Niger declares day of mourning of Kure

Alhaji Abdulkadir Kure, former Niger state Governor

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.

Vatsa said that the State Government would miss the wise counsel of the former governor, who despite political differences never failed to offer meaningful advice to the present administration.
He recalled that the intervention of the deceased during the recent labour crisis in the state was not only legendary but showed him as an elder statesman whose main concern was for the good, progress and unity of the state.

“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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