By Winnifred Ehimhen
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has declared Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 as a day of mourning and work free day following the demise of retired Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora, former military administrator of Benue State who died on Sunday 10th January 2021 at the age of 65 years.
The governor who in his tribute Monday described the late military administrator as one with impeccable character whose love for the state made him adopt it as his second home, further described the death as a great loss to Nigeria and Benue State in particular, stressing that his footprints in the state have remained indelible.
He equally sympathized with the government and people of Niger State over the demise of their illustrious son and prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
As a further mark of respect, the national flag be flown at half mast. He adds.
In another tribute, a former Governor of the state and Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District, Dr. Gabriel Suswam commiserated with the bereaved family, saying the honour done the deceased by Governor Ortom was well deserved as Colonel Kontagora had lived legacies that would always be remembered.
Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora, born 1956 was Military Administrator of Benue State, Nigeria from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
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