The National Executive of the Labour Party has expressed Sadness at the news of the sudden death of the Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha.
A statement issued and signed by the National Chairman Comrade Alhaji A. A. Salam, Baraden Paiko and Barr. Kayode Ajulo National Secretary on Saturday at Abuja stated that the Labour Party received the news with shock, and “stands with the entire state in this time of grief”.
“The Labour Party hereby expresses shock and much sadness at the news of the demise of the Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha. Our hearts are with the family of the deceased, the government and the entire people of Borno State,” the statement read.
The party expressed condolences to the Executive Governor of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima and the family of the deceased and the general public, further stating: “There are times when the unexpected happens; at such times one can only lean on the omniscience of the Creator.
“With total submission to the will of Allah, one is able to weather every storm. Borno State has particularly being buffeted by several travails such as the insurgency, and it is the submission to Allah’s will that has aided them in rising above that storm. This sudden event is just as shocking and we trust that the Almighty will comfort the state in this trying times and strengthen their spirits to bear the loss,” the party stated.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda Shuwa, said Mr. Mustapha died in his sleep Saturday morning while visiting Yola, the Adamawa State capital, to attend the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.
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