A Former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Barnabas Bantex is dead.

Bantex served in the position from 2015 to 2019.

The news of his death was confirmed in a statement issued by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.

The governor said together they took the task of providing new leadership for Kaduna State in 2015.

“From our days as undergraduates in the 1970s to our practice as professional colleagues in the construction industry and eventually partners in a governance project,

According to Elrufai, Bantex was consistently a dependable man of brilliance and imagination, stressing that, he also believed in the potential of Kaduna state and in the capacity of people to work together for progressive attainments.

He maintained that, Bantex had served the people of the State in several capacities prior to becoming Deputy Governor.

“As a delegate to the 1994 Constitutional Conference, chairman of Kaura Local Government Council and member for Kaura Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, he was a sterling symbol of representative democracy”

“We would miss his brilliance and his commitment to Kaduna State, his easygoing manners, his sense of humour and steadfastness to his convictions”

The governor further revealed that, he has spoken to his family and conveyed condolence on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State.

He added that, they shall work closely with his family to grant a befitting farewell to a man who gave so much to this even when hobbled by ill-health.

“We have been blessed to know Bantex and to work with him. We pray God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his wife, children and the entire family in this moment of grief and loss”


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