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ADAMU ATTAH, FIRST GOVERNOR OF KWARA, DIES AT 88

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BAYO OYEWALE

 

The first civilian Governor old Kwara State, Alhaji Adamu Attah is dead

The late ex-Governor died at his residence in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja after a protracted illness which kept him out of circulation for some time now. He was 88.

Family sources disclosed that late Alhaji Adamu Attah has been buried at his home town in Okene, Okene Local government of Kogi State according to Muslim rites.

Late Adamu Attah was the first executive governor of old Kwara between 1979 and 1983.

The Deceased was said to have be indisposed for quite some time and had been staying in Abuja where he was being tended to by his children.

Late Attah became the first civilian governor of the old Kwara State on the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), although he came from a minority ethnic group, the Ebira.

He was a member of the 1976 constituent assembly.

His impact as governor will linger on as his laudable achievements in the present day Ebiraland cannot be over emphasized.

While he was in Government House, secondary schools in Ebiraland rose from six to 38.

It was during his time too, that the School of Nursing (now College of Nursing, Obangede), the Specialist hospital, Obangede; the Osara Campus of the present Kogi Polytechnic; the construction of the Okene-Kuroko-Itakpe road, electrification of several communities among other programmes benefited many Ebira people.

The Kogi State Governor Captain Idris has commiserated with the family of late elder statesman, saying death was the necessary end for every mortal, adding that everyone would die at the appropriate time.

Wada stated this when he, alongside His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, received the body of the late former governor.

The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Momoh Jimoh Lawal also described the deceased as a great politician who had contributed to the development of Nigeria and old Kwara State where he was governor.

Also reacting to the news of the death of former governor, the chairman of the Kogi State Chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Aloysius Okino described the death of Alhaji Atta as a great loss to Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole.

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