Buni mourns Commissioner for Youth, sports, late Goni Bukar
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, grieved the tragic death of Hon. Goni Bukar Lawan, Commissioner for Youths and Sports and former member of the House of Representatives, died in a horrifying vehicle accident on Tuesday evening along the Damaturu-Kano route.
Buni regarded his death as a major loss for his family, Yobe state, and Nigeria in general.
This was stated in a press release signed by Mohammed Mamman, the Governor’s Director General of Media Affairs, and made accessible to our Correspondent on Wednesday.
The late Yobe state Commissioner’s remains were put to rest today according to Islamic rites at Gwange cemetery in Damaturu, the state capital.
“Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, along with hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers at the Yobe Mosque and Islamic Center before the interment at Gwange cemetery.
“Governor Buni, who is deeply saddened by the demise of the commissioner, however, resorted to faith saying it was the wish of Allah.
“He described the death as a huge loss to his family, Yobe state, and Nigeria.
“The governor said late Goni Bukar was an active, result-oriented, and reliable member of the State Executive Council.
“While in the National Assembly, he protected the interests of his constituency, the state, and the country,” Buni said.
“Late Goni Bukar, fondly called Bugon, died in a road traffic accident near Dambam in Bauchi state on his way to Kano.
“A lot of sympathizers in tears, thronged his Damaturu GRA residence to condole with his family and Governor Buni who was at the residence.
“Governor Buni prayed to Allah (SWT) to forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannatur Firdaus, and to the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable and painful loss.” Mamman was quoted in the statement.