Minister condoles former Kogi Gov, Idris over demise of son


By Palma Ileye

Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu has expressed sadness over the sudden death of Hon. Mohammed Idris, the eldest son of former Governor of Kogi State Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, who slumped and died on April 10, 2024, in Abuja shortly after observing Ed-El Fitr Prayers.

Audu, in his condolence message made available by his Special Assistant on Media, Lizzy Okoji, commiserated with the former governor, Ibrahim Idris, the family of the deceased, and the entire people of Kogi East over the ill-fated incident.

He described the death Idris, a former Member of the House of Representatives, who represented Ankpa, Omala and Olamaboro Federal Constituencies at the National Assembly, from 2011 to 2015, as a monumental loss to society, his community, and the people of Kogi State where he made tremendous impact.

He stated that the late Mohammed Idris, a successful businessman, never failed to preserve the legacies of his father both in the business and political world.

The Minister urged former Governor Ibrahim Idris to take solace in the fact that Hon. Mohammed Idris lived a life well spent, although short, and would be remembered for his service to humanity, his people, and society.

“We are grateful to Almighty Allah for the life well spent of Hon. Mohammed Idris, where he made a visible impact on the lives of people, a public service of commitments with integrity, and the business world where he was truly accomplished.

“His death is not just a loss to his family, but to the entire Kogi East, the State, and to the many that had the opportunity of crossing paths and interacting with him including myself,” he stated.

Audu prayed that Almighty Allah grant the late Hon. Mohammed Idris, Aljanah Firdaus, and his family had the heart to bear this great loss.