Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Saturday expressed deep pain over the passage of the Deputy Governor of Borno, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha, describing it as “ a tragic loss”.
This is contained in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna.
Ambode said that he shared in the sorrow of his brother Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, over the sad event.
He said that the late Mustapha was a loyal, diligent and dedicated Deputy Governor.
”As a brother Governor, I feel completely overwhelmed just imagining the depth of your pain and anguish at the death of a most loyal, dependable and diligent deputy, which you had in Alhaji Mustapha, ” he said.
Ambode prayed the the Almighty God would grant the soul of the departed Deputy Governor peaceful repose.
”On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, l pray that God abides with his family, the government, members of the All Progressives Congress, Nigeria and the people of Borno State at this difficult time, ” he said.
The Borno Government had announced that Mustapha died in his sleep on Saturday morning in Yola, where he was to represent the state government at the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology. (NAN)


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