Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday expressed deep pain over the passage of the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha, describing the unfortunate incident as a tragic loss.
Mr. Mustapha died in his sleep Saturday morning while visiting Yola, the Adamawa State capital, to attend the convocation ceremony of Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola.
In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, Governor Ambode, who said he shares in the sorrow of his brother Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, over the sad event, noted that the late Mustapha was a loyal, diligent and dedicated Deputy Governor.
“As a brother Governor, I feel completely overwhelmed just imagining the depth of your pain and anguish at the death of a most loyal, dependable and diligent deputy which you had in Alhaji Mustapha”, the Governor said.
Praying to Almighty God to grant the soul of the departed Deputy Governor peaceful repose, the Governor on behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State also prayed that God abides with his family, the Government, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria and the people of Borno State at this difficult time.