Gov El-Rufai Visits Wife And Children Of Late Former Deputy Governor Barnabas Bala
Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai paid a visit to the widow and children of the ex-deputy governor Architect Barnabas Yusuf Bala.
Recall that Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State confirmed the death of former deputy governor, Barnabas Yusuf Bala, Bantex on July 11 saying in him he had lost a dear friend and partner in the service of Kaduna State. He served as the deputy governor to El Rufai during his first tenure as governor. El- Rufai reacted to news concerning the death of his former deputy in a statement titled “It’s a VERY SAD DAY.” READ HERE
In the photos sighted by Ghgossip, Governor El-Rufai paid the condolence visit with some of his state commissioners who went to sympathize with Bala’s wife.
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In other news, the Special Adviser to Governor El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, issued a statement where he commiserated with the family of the late Bantex and made the disclosure that he is getting honoured with a public holiday in his memory. El Rufai acknowledged his commitment to the progress of Kaduna State and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose.
The statement reads, “The Kaduna State Government has formally announced the death of former Deputy Governor His Excellency, Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex).
“The state government has declared Monday, 12th July 2021 as a work-free day in honour of his memory and service to the state.
“Architect Barnabas Bala, who served as Deputy Governor of Kaduna State from May 2015 to May 2019, died today in Abuja.
“Malam Nasir El-Rufai has sent a personal message of condolence to the family, noting that it was a blessing to know Bantex and to work with him. The governor acknowledged his commitment to the progress of Kaduna State and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his family.”