Taraba State Government House has been thrown into mourning, following the death of Commissioner for Rural Electrification, Alexander Markus Senlo, after a “brief illness.”
Darius Dickson Ishaku, Taraba State Governor, said to be in mourning has reportedly sent a message to commiserate with the family of the late Commissioner.
The illness was not mentioned that killed the top government official was not mentioned, but is coming at a time the country is battling with the outbreak of coronavirus, currently ravaging the world.
The former local government council chairman and two-time commissioner, died in a Yola hospital on Monday April 6, according to Commissioner for information, Danjuma Adamu, who confirmed that the deceased died after falling ill three days ago.
While extolling his qualities, Ishiaku according to a statement issued by his spokesman, Bala Dan Abu, described the deceased as a grassroots politician and a loyal party man, an asset to our great party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
The statement, said: “As member of the state Executive Council, he made very useful contributions to debates, especially in areas that had to do with the extension of amenities to the rural populace. His death at this time has left a big gap that will be difficult to fill
”Gov Ishaku has, on behalf of himself, the government and the entire people of Taraba State, expressed deep sympathy to the family of the late Senlo and the entire people of Zing Local Government for this very sad and unfortunate development.
”Gov Ishaku prayed the Almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family he has left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.”