Colonel Aminu Isah Kontagora, a one-time Military Administrator of Benue and Kogi states, is dead.
According to a close family member of the former military administrator who announced the passing, Kontagora died of COVID-19 related complications at the age of 65.
He was the Administrator of Kano State from September 1998 to May 1999, under the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
He handed over power to the then elected executive governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso on 29 May 1999.
In reaction, the Niger state government described Kontagora as a respected officer who spent his life in the service of the State, country, and humanity saying his death was a great tragedy and a monumental loss to the Niger State at this very critical period of our history.
The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, in a condolence message said:
“On behalf of the Government and people of the State, I want to convey my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of late Col. Aminu Isah Kontagora, the Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, people of Kontagora Emirate and Nigerlites as a whole on this huge loss.”
He prayed that the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest, reward him with Jannatul Firdausi and give the entire family the courage to bear the irreparable loss.