Niger gov’t mourns late Muazu Wali


The Niger Government on Saturday expressed deep sadness over the death of late Walin Kontagora, Alhaji Muazu Wali.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Wali died on March 5 at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida after an illness.

Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government told NAN in an interview on Saturday that the late Walin Kontagora would be missed by the government and people of the state.

“The late Wali was a thorough gentleman and committed son of the state.

“We will always remember his great virtues of hard work, honesty, and selflessness,” he said.

The SSG, on behalf of the government and people of the state, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s family and the entire Kontagora emirate.

“We pray Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant him eternal rest.

“We also pray Allah to give his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.

NAN reports that the late Wali, a Librarian of repute, was born on Dec. 15, 1940.

He is survived by his wife, Hajiya Hauwa Wali, a Permanent Secretary in the Niger Government House in Minna, and many children. (NAN)