From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has described the death of former military administrator, retired Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora who passed away on Sunday, 10th January 2021 at the age of 65 as a great loss to Nigeria and Benue State in particular.
The Governor expressed this grief in a tribute yesterday, stressing that his footprints in state have remained indelible.
The Governor noted that Benue remained the second home of the deceased as he always identified with the state during happy and trying moments.
He sympathized with the government and people of Niger State over the death of their illustrious son and prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
Consequently, Governor Ortom has declared Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 as work-free day and urged that flags be flown at half mast in honour of the deceased.
In another tribute, a former Governor of the state and Senator representing Benue North East Senatorial District, Dr. Gabriel Suswam commiserated with the bereaved family, saying the honour done the deceased by Governor Ortom was well deserved as Colonel Kontagora had lived legacies that would always be remembered.
Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora was born 1956 and served as Military Administrator of Benue State, Nigeria from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.