Kaduna State Government has formally announced the death of former Deputy Governor of the State, Mr Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex).

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the state governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye says the state government has also declared Monday, 12th July 2021 as a work-free day in honour of his memory and service to the state.

According to the statement, Architect Barnabas Bala, who served as Deputy Governor of Kaduna State from May 2015 to May 2019, died today in Abuja.

It says, Malam Nasiru 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 also acknowledged his commitment to the progress of Kaduna State and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his family.


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