BENUE State Government has declared Tuesday, 12th January 2021 as a work-free day to commemorate the death of the former military administrator of the state, retired Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora, who passed away on Sunday, 10th January 2021 at the age of 65.

According to a statement made available by the Chief Press Secretary, CPS to the Governor, Terver Akase, flags will be flown at half-mast in honor of the deceased.

The state Governor Samuel Ortom in his tribute, according to the statement, described the death of Colonel Kontagora as a great loss to Nigeria and Benue State, in particular, stressing that his footprints in the state have remained indelible.

The Governor described Benue as the second home of the deceased, having remained in touch with the state during happy and trying moments.

He sympathized with the government and people of Niger State over the death of their illustrious son and prayed to God to grant his soul eternal rest.

The statement also indicated that a former Governor of the state and Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, Dr Gabriel Suswam commiserated with the bereaved family, saying the honour done the deceased by Governor Ortom was well deserved as Colonel Kontagora had lived legacies that would always be remembered.

Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora, born in 1956 was Military Administrator of Benue State, Nigeria from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.


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