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Kaduna declares Monday public holiday to mourn ex-Deputy Governor Bantex



Kaduna Government has declared Monday work-free to honour late former Deputy Governor of the state, Barnabas Yusuf Bala popularly known as Bantex.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai had announced the death of Bantex who was an ex-deputy Governor during his first term.

An emotional El Rufai stated that Bantex gave his best to the State despite his health challenges.

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Bala, who served as Deputy Governor from May 2015 to May 2019, died on Sunday in Abuja.

A statement announcing the work-free day signed by Governor El-Rufai’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye said: “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.

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“The Governor 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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