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RIP! Former Nigerian Governor Dies Abroad

The immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State, Aliyu Akwe-Doma, is dead. He was aged 78.

He died after a brief illness at a foreign hospital in Israel, a nephew, Ahmed Bako, said.

Investigation further revealed that his health condition was said to have worsened in the past one month before he was flown out of the country to Tel-Avivi where he finally gave up.

Former Nasarawa information commissioner, Mamman Alakayi, said in Lafia that Doma died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday.

“I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening (yesterday), that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” he said.

Also confirming the news to the death of the erstwhile governor, his son, Umar, said his father died in Tel-Avivi at about 8p.m yesterday.

His words: “My father died in Tel-Avivi, the capital of Israel at about 8pm in the evening.”

The late Aliyu governed Nasarawa State between 2007 to 2011 when he was defeated by incumbent Governor Umaru Al-Makura.

He was also a former deputy governor under the late former Governor Solomon Lar in the old Plateau State in 1983.