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President Buhari Mourns Arc. Barnabas Bala Bantex

Written by Bunmi Abdulraheem

President Muhammadu Buhari joins the government and people of Kaduna State to mourn the passing of Architect Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex), a former Deputy Governor of the State during the first tenure of Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai.

In a statement by the senior special assistant to the President on media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, said President Buhari believes that Architect Bantex, a true gentleman and consummate professional, would be fondly remembered for his many years of distinguished service in his home State, his patriotism to the nation as well as forthrightness in politics.

The President also affirmed that the former Deputy Governor, who served as chairman of Kaura Local Government Council and member representing Kaura Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, was a potent voice on peace, stability and progress at the State and National level.

He extends his deepest condolences to the family of Bala Bantex, his friends, associates and many followers, who benefited immensely from his responsible stewardship as a public servant and political office holder.

President Buhari prays God almighty to grant the departed eternal rest and comfort those who mourn the irreparable loss.