Former Niger Governor, Kure Dies at 60
The former governor of Niger, Abdulkadir Kure, who died in a German Hospital on Sunday would be buried on Wednesday, Jan.11. Mr Jonathan Vatsa, Niger Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, stated this in a statement he issued on Monday in Minna.
According to the commissioner, the Janaiza prayer would hold at 12 noon at Minna Eid-Praying Ground. The interment date was reached at a meeting between the state government, led by the State Governor, Abubakar Bello and the family. Vatsa said that the state government had declared Wednesday a work free day to enable people of the state accord the former governor a befitting burial. Meanwhile, the Estu Lapai, Alhaji Umaru Bago Tafida has equally approved 3-day Fidau prayer for the repose of the soul of the former governor to hold shortly after interment in the state capital.
The former governor died at the age of 60 after a brief illness. Meanwhile the Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger on Monday described late Abdulkadir Kure as a leader who plays politics without bitterness. “He was a peacemaker and bridge builder who was concerned with progress and development of our state.”
Former Head of State, General Abubakar Abdulsalami also condoled with the family of Late Abdulkadir Kure former Governor of Niger State. Chief Imam of Minna central mosque Sheikh Ibrahim Abu Fari offered special prayers for the soul of Kure during Abdulsalami’s visit. Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, State Deputy Governor, Senator Philip Aduda and Rep. Abdullahi Mahmud (Agaie/Lapai) were the early callers. Residents in and outside the metropolis were seen trooping into the residence to console the family. The 31 Artillery Brigade and Training/ Doctrine Command (TRADOC), of the Nigerian Army in Minna, were also visited the family.