Alhaji Faruku Bagudu, the immediate younger brother of Kebbi Governor Abubakar Bagudu, is dead, Naija News understands.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
Dakingari said the governor’s younger brother died at his Birnin Kebbi residence on Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 56.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased was, until his demise, the Managing Director of Jihab Communication Limited.
He left behind one wife and four children and has been buried according to Islamic rites.
While condoling Governor Bagudu and his entire family, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, representing Kebbi North senatorial district, in a statement issued by his media aide, Jamil Yusuf Gulma, described his death as a great loss.
“Senator Dr Yahaya Abdullahi and the entire people of Kebbi North Senatorial district wish to condole with His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kebbi state, Sen. Atiku Bagudu, over the death of his younger brother Alhaji Faruk Bagudu.“The demise of Faruk Bagudu, who is an icon in the business sector in Kebbi, and the entire country at large, is a great loss.”
Senator Abdullahi prayed for the repose of the departed and that the family have the courage to bear the loss.