Yobe commissioner Goni Lawal dies in auto crash


Alhaji Goni Lawal

By Nabilu Balarabe

Alhaji Goni Lawal, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Yobe State, has reportedly died in an auto crash.

His demise was confirmed by the spokesperson of the ministry, Alhaji Tijjani Ciroma, on Wednesday in Damaturu.

According to Ciroma, the 57-year-old commissioner died on Tuesday at about 7:30 pm in a car accident on Potiskum to Azare Road.

He explained that the deceased was on his way to Kano to board a flight to Abuja for an official function.

Funeral prayers for the deceased would hold by 11 a.m. at Yobe Islamic Centre, Damaturu.

Lawal was appointed as a commissioner in 2019. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015.

The Commissioner is survived by two wives and many children.


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