By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The passing away of His excellency the first civilian governor of Yobe State Alhaji (Dr) Bukar Abba Ibrahim is a big lost not only to Yobe State but to Nigeria as a whole politically.
Governor Bukar Abba Ibrahim Died today in the Holy City of Mecca after a protracted illness at the age 74.
In a Press statement Signed and issued by his Immediate Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Alhaji Ibrahim Jirgi, which was made available to Journalists in Damaturu, Yobe state capital.
According to the statement, “We received a shocking news of his demise this evening from a family source.
He described late Bukar Abba Ibrahim as the most humbled leader- Politician he has ever seen and worked with. “Very leveled Headed, down to us a very good political character” Jirgi Added.
He said that, He died at a time when Nigerian political system is looking for such a brain, who gave his entire life to grassroot politicking, the media adviser to the late Governor over emphasized.
Hotpen learnt that, A former Commissioners for works and Housing in the old Borno State, was also a former first civilian governor of Yobe State from 1991-1993, Then elected as the executive Governor under a new political dispensation from 1999-2007 under APP/ANPP tickets.
He was in the senate chamber for two terms from 2007-2015. He left behind two wives and 15 Childrens alive and many grand Childrens. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.