Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has described the death of Col Aminu Isah Kontagora (rtd) as a great loss to the country.
Governor Sani Bello’s condolence message was made available by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS) Mary Noel-Berje.
He said that the death of the former sole administrator of Benue and Kano States came at the time when the country requires his services especially the current insecurity that has bedevilled it.
The Governor commiserated with the Sarkin Sudan Kontagora and the entire Kontagora Emirate, his family and associates over the death of their illustrious son and colleague.
He added that the state government and Kontagora Emirate will miss his wise counsel.
He appealed to the family to accept his death as an act of Allah, and take solace in the good and exemplary life that he lived, which is worthy of emulation.
According to him, late Isah Kontagora lived a dedicated and selfless life in service to humanity both in active military service and after retirement.
He prayed to Allah to forgive him his shortcomings on earth and reward him with Aljannat Firdaus.
Col Isah Kontagora died on Sunday after a brief illness.
Also, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has sent a condolence message to the Niger state government and the families of the former Military Administrator of Kano state, Retired Colonel Aminu Isah Kontagora, who passed away on sunday.
Describing the former MILAD as an astute, resounding and gallant military officer, “…whose high level of discipline and unassuming pedigree earned him many accolades during his military days, particularly when he was Kano state’s military administrator.”
“We received the news of this death with high degree of grief, as it comes to us as a heartfelt development. It is indeed a great loss not only to his families, Niger state government or military as an institution, it is equally a great loss to Nigeria and Nigerians,” mourns Gov Ganduje.
May Allah forgive all his wrongdoings and reward all his good deeds with Jannatul-Fiddaus.”
Governor Ganduje appreciated that, late Kontagora was a good and exemplary leader when he was the military administrator of Kano state, emphasising that, “He was respected and respectful leader.
Which shows his good upbringing. He was indeed an embodiment of discipline and justice.”
He urged his family to always follow his footsteps and pray for the soul of the deceased.