Former Borno Assembly Speaker is dead

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story
Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

A former speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Asheikh Bashir, is dead.

Mr. Bashir died on Monday while on admission at an Abuja hospital where he was receiving treatment for a protracted illness.

He was buried in Maiduguri at about 4:30 p.m. shortly after his corpse arrived from Abuja.

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, led a delegation of government officials to attend the funeral of the deceased politician.

Late Mr. Bashir came into political limelight in 2003 when he was elected member representing Marte Local Government in the Borno State House of Assembly.

He became popular in the state when he assumed speakership of the Assembly following the impeachment of a non-performing speaker.

But he served for only nine days before he was forced to resign.

Between 2007 and 2015, he continued to serve as adviser to former governor Ali Sheriff and the incumbent governor Kashim Shettima.

He was survived by two wives and some children.

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