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Niger governor mourns former commissioner

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has expressed shock over the demise of Dr Ibrahim Babamini Sule, a former Commissioner of Health in the State.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mrs Mary Noel-Berje, the Governor described the deceased as a committed, dedicated and hardworking personality who has carved a niche for himself in the Health sector.

He said having served the State together with Late Dr Sule as Commissioners in the immediate past administration, no doubt the deceased has played a significant role towards the development of the state.

The Governor stated that indeed death is an inevitable end of all mortals but the wealth of knowledge and experience of Late Dr Sule will be greatly missed.

He then prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and for Allah to grant him Aljannatu Firdaus as well as the courage for the family to bear the irreparable loss.

Late Dr Sule until his death was the Chairman of a 7-man committee appointed by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to investigate the high rate of deaths occurring in private hospitals in the state.

A renowned consultant gynecologist, who served the state in the previous administration as Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Commissioner Works and Infrastructure Development, and Commissioner Water Resources.

As then Commissioner of Health, late Dr Sule started the agitation for the establishment of the College of Medicine for Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

He left behind a wife four children and grand children.

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