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Lalong mourns death of Plateau elder statesman

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Lalong mourns death of Plateau elder statesman

Lalong mourns death of Plateau elder statesman


By Martha Agas

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Jos, Jan. 14 ,2020 Gov.Simon Lalong of Plateau has commiserated with the people of Kanam Emirate and the nation over the death of Alhaji Shuaibu Alhassan, an elder statesman.

Lalong,in a statement described the death of Alhassan as a great loss to the Kanam Emirate, the state and the nation.

The statement was issued to Nigeria News Agency in Jos by Dr Makut Macham, the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs.

He said the elder statesman and community leader contributed immensely to the development of Plateau and the nation.

According to the governor, Alhassan through the various responsibilities he carried out as Permanent Secretary in the Plateau State Civil Service and as Board Member of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),was diligent in the discharge of his duties.

He commiserated with the immediate family and the Kanam Emirate Council where he was a prince, saying the legacies he left behind would remain indelible in the annals of history.

He said the elder statesman impacted on many people who came across him through his benevolence, compassion, deep knowledge and sacrifices.

NAN reports that Lalong visited the late elder statesman at his residence in Abuja on Jan. 7, shortly after he was discharged from hospital.

He died on Monday after a protracted illness.

Edited by: Emmanuel Nwoye and Abdullahi Yusuf

Martha Agas: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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