GOMBE: PIONEER HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SPEAKER DIES AT 75

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[Gombe]–Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammad-Kwadon, the first Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, has died at the age of 75.

Alhaji Habu Abdu, a lawyer and son of the deceased, confirmed this to newsmen in Kwadon, Yamaltu-Deba Local Government area on Saturday, March 25.

The ex-speaker, who died on Saturday, had however been buried according to Islamic rites.

He is survived by four wives, 30 children and many grandchildren.

He was a teacher, administrator at the Local Government Service Commission and manager at Ashaka Cement Company.

Mohammad-Kwadon later joined politics and was elected the first speaker of the state in 1999.

Just two days earlier, the state had also mourned the demise of the Emir of Deba, Alhaji Abubakar Waziri Mahdi (a retired Lt.-Col.), who was from the same local government area with the ex-speaker.




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