Borno commissioner dies in Maiduguri


The Borno State Commissioner for Environment, Waziri Imam, is dead.

Officials and family sources said he died on Wednesday at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

The deceased was the younger brother of Kashim Imam, a two-time gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who is now a member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.

The Borno State government has not issued an official statement to that effect.

But sources within the state protocol unit said Governor Shettima, who last week relocated his office to Bama, might cut short his engagement to attend the burial today.

On Wednesday morning, Friends and family members were seen trooping to the home of the deceased politician behind the Maiduguri Government House.

Late Mr. Imam is the sixth member of the Borno State Executive Council to die while serving as either commissioner, head of service or deputy governor from 2003 to date.

Details to come up shortly…

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  • Rest in Peace?

    Isnt this good news? If more thieving commissioners and state Governors,
    ministers and especially more Senators and National Assembly members and
    Ministers and their countless “special advisers” die, wouldn’t the poor man be
    better off? That means less money stolen and less security votes embezzled. And
    less money spent on Jets flights and no edeort will come to tell Nigerians that
    she spent ONLY N20m on medical bills for
    a useless Ear treatment.

    Well, if this man never stole public funds like Mr Dogara, then let him rest
    in perfect peace. But if he ever stole any public funds, then I don’t wish him
    peace at all.