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Yobe House of Assembly loses deputy speaker


Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam (right); Assembly Speaker, Zanna Ali Machina; and Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Kanemi at the funeral prayers for the late deputy Speaker, Dr. Ibrahim Kurmi yesterday.

Dr. Ibrahim Kurmi, the Deputy Speaker, Yobe House of Assembly died on Monday night at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, at the age of 48. His body was laid to rest yesterday.

Kurmi, a medical doctor, represented Fika/Gadaka constituency in the state assembly and was first elected deputy speaker in 2011, before his resignation in 2012. He was re-elected to represent his constituency for the second time in 2015 and was again made the deputy speaker, a position he occupied until his death.

Among dignitaries who attended the funeral were Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, the Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Zanna Ali Machina, and Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hasemi II Ibn Umar El-Kanemi. The funeral prayers were led by Ustaz Babagana Mallam Kyari, the governor’s liaison officer on Religious Affairs.

Kurmi is survived by his aged mother, two wives, and nine children. The governor condoled with the family and prayed Almighty Allah (SWT) to forgive the deceased of his shortcomings, admit him to al-Jannatul Firdaus and grant his entire family, friends, colleagues and relations the fortitude to bear the loss.


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