From Austin Ajayi, Yola
Governor Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow has lost his chief of staff, Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta, the incident occurred on Monday, in Saudi Arabia while performing lesser hajj.
A press statement released by the Adamawa State government reads;
“It is with a deep sense of grief and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that the Adamawa State Government announces the passing away of the Chief of Staff, Government House Yola, Alhaji Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta.”
“The sad event occurred in the early hours of Monday, the 18th of June, 2018 in Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where the late Chief of Staff went for Umrah (the lesser Hajj).”
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow has declared three days of mourning in Adamawa State starting from Monday the 18th of June 2018.
He called on the people of the State to pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of the late Chief of Staff.
As Adamawa State workers resume work on Tuesday, the 19th of June 2018,
Governor called on civil servants to be more committed to the progress and development of the State as a befitting remembrance of what the late Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta stood for, in his over three decades of public life.
Meanwhile, the family of the late Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta has announced that the remains of the late Jimeta will be buried in the afternoon on Monday 18th June, 2018 in Makkah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia according to Islamic injunctions.
The late Chief of Staff would have been 60 years old at his next birthday in November, 2018. He is survived by an aged father, one wife and eleven children.