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Abdulkadir Kure dies in German hospital, Niger State Govt declares 3-day mourning

A former Governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Kure, has died in a German Hospital at the age of 60.

He was in Germany for medical treatment.

Abdulkadir Kure was the governor of Niger State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He was a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Abdulkadir Kure in May 2000 introduced Sharia law in Niger State.

His Wikipedia profile has been updated few minutes he died.

He’d be 61 years old by February 26, 2017.

Kure was married to Zainab Abdulkadir Kure, a former civil servant and, since 2007, a member of the Nigerian Senate. They have two daughters and four sons.

He was from Lapai in Niger State.

Kure was married to Zainab Abdulkadir Kure, a former civil servant and, since 2007, a member of the Nigerian Senate. They have two daughters and four sons.

Niger declares 3-day mourning

Meanwhile, Niger State government has declared a 3-day state mourning for the former governor.

The 3-day mourning is contained in a statement signed by the Niger State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Jonathan Vatsa, in Minna on Sunday night.

It further stated that all flags should be flown at half mast throughout the state during the mourning period.

According to the commissioner, Governor Abubakar Bello has also declared a work free day on the day of the burial of the former governor to enable all Niger residents accord the departed leader a befitting burial.

 

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