By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Kaduna Government has declared Monday work-free in honour of late Deputy Governor Arc Barnabas Yusuf Bala Bantex.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai had formally announced the death of former Deputy Governor in a statement he personally signed.
He said Bantex gave his best to the State despite his health challenges.
Bala, who served as Deputy Governor from May 2015 to May 2019, died on Sunday in Abuja.
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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.
“The Governor acknowledged his commitment to the progress of Kaduna State and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his family.”