Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello hinted that his administration would immortalize former Governor Abdulkadir Kure.

Governor Sani Bello said he would liaise with members of the state assembly and other stakeholders in order to come up with a deserved honour for the late former governor.

The Governor stated this while receiving sympathizers in Government House Minna.

“We will find a befitting edifice to be named after the deceased, but most importantly we will, as a government, continue with the laudable, enduring projects and legacies left behind by him. ”

He stated that late former Governor Abdulkadir Kure laid the foundation for good governance in the state and that one of the best ways to immortalize him was to identify with and continue with the good works he executed.

“One of what we have been doing already is completing all projects started during Kure’s administration. For me, that is a more enduring legacy. We are completing water, road, rural electrification among other projects started during Governor Kure’s tenure.”

Governor Sani Bello reiterated that the state and country has, indeed, lost an illustrious son, elder statesman and political think tank with an unquenchable but patriotic desire for growth and development of the country.


” We are, surely, going to miss his wise counsel but Allah knows best why he took him away from us now. It is our prayer that Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah Firdausi”.

Governor Sani Bello, as the chief mourner, also attended the three-day firda’u prayer which also held at the Minna Central Mosque, and presided by the Chief Imam, Alhaji Ibrahim Fari.

Important dignitaries who joined Governor Sani Bello in the Jana’iza and Firda’u prayers include; General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Senate President Bukola Saraki, represented  by Deputy Senate leader, Sen Bala Naallah, Speaker Yakubu Dogara represented by Hon Ado Doguwa, former Senate President,  Senator David Mark, who was Military Governor Niger state (1985-1986) , former and serving Governors, Ministers, Members of National and State Assemblies, Political leaders and Associates, Traditional title holders, bureaucrats and technocrats, as well as members of the diplomatic corps.

Other who have paid condolence visit include former President Goodluck Jonathan,  Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe and  Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state

Governor Abdulkadir Kure, who died at a German Hospital after brief illness, is the third civilian and 12th governor of the state. The deceased is survived by his wife, Senator Zaynab Abdulkadir Kure and six children.


Jibrin Baba Ndace

Chief Press Secretary

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