By Hussaina Yakubu
The Kaduna State Government has officially announced the death of former Deputy Gov. Barnabas Bala (Bantex) and declared Monday as work-free day.
Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser to Gov. Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Communication in a statement on Sunday in Kaduna, said that the work-free day was in honour of Bala’a memory and service to the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bala, who served as Deputy Gov. of Kaduna State between May 2015 and May 2019, died on Sunday in Abuja.
Adekeye said that El-Rufai had sent a personal message of condolence to the family, noting that it was a blessing to know Bantex and to work with him.
He said that the governor acknowledged the deceased’s commitment to the progress of the state and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his family. (NAN)