Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe mourned the death of late Goni Bukar, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, the Director General Press and Media Affairs to the Governor on Wednesday in Damaturu.
Buni, who attended the funeral prayers along with hundreds of of people at Islamic Center Damaturu, described the death as a huge loss to his family, Yobe and Nigeria.
Our Correspondent reports that the remains of the late Commissioner who died on Aug 2 in an accident was today laid to rest at Gwange cemetery, Damaturu.
Governor Buni, who was deeply saddened by the demise of the commissioner, however resorted to faith saying it was the wish of Allah.
He also said late Goni Bukar as an active, result oriented and reliable member of the State Executive Council.
“While in the National Assembly, he protected the interests of his constituency, the state and the country” Buni said.
Our Correspondent also reports that Late Bukar, fondly called Bugon, died in a road traffic accident near Dambam in Bauchi state on his way to Kano.
A lot of sympathisers in tears, thronged his Damaturu GRA residence to condole with his family and Governor Buni who was at the residence.
Gov. Buni prayed to Allah (SWT) to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannatur Firdaus, and to the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable and painful loss.