Late Gov. Kure buried in Minna
The remains of former Governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Kure, were laid to rest on Wednesday in Minna, the state capital.
Kure died on Sunday in a private hospital in Germany at the age of 60.
The burial prayer was led by Chief Imam of Minna Central Mosque, Sheik Isa Fari.
Due to unprecedented crowd, the body of late Kure could not be brought out of the ambulance as the funeral prayer was conducted.
The funeral was attended by Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State; former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar; Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; DIG Shuaibu Gambo; the Emir of Bida, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; the Emir of Lapai, Alhaji Umar Bago; the Emir of Minna, Nuhu Bahago; and the Emir of Suleja, Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim.
Also at the funeral were the Speaker of the Niger House of Assembly, members of the Niger State Executive Council, National Assembly members, top government officials, as well and politicians.
Former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu; Sheikh Ahmed Lemu; Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; Senator David Mark; and former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, were also at the funeral, among others.
In his tribute, Governor Bello said the people would continue to be proud of the deceased’s contributions to the development of the state and the country in general.
He said the deceased had offered useful advises to the government and people of Niger on how to move the state forward.
Bello said: “We share things in common even though we belong to different political parties because he has the interest of Niger at heart.
“He was honest, humble, committed, sincere and complete gentleman and ever willing to help his country, state and community when he held various public offices.
“We will continue to pray for the deceased for his tremendous contributions to the socio-economic and political development of our state.”
Late Kure left behind one wife and six children.