The directorate of press affairs Goverment house Gombe officially announced the death of the first civilian Governor of Gombe State Alhaji Abubakar Habu Hashidu Matawallen Dukku. Born April 1944 in Hashidu town Dukku local government he was one time General manager Gongola Jama’are River Basin Authority He was also a Commisioner of Agriculture an water resources. Alhaji Habu Hashidu was appointed as minister of Agriculture under military government of General Ibrahim Babangida, his portfolio was increased under same administration as minister of Agriculture water resources and rural developments, late Habu Hashidu retired from active service to joined politics and contested for the governorship seat under the platform of ANPP, Habu Hashidu won his elections against PDP Ambassador Yerima Abdullahi, Habu Hashidu spent only one tenure, Alhaji Habu Hashidu survived with one wife Hajiya Aishatu Habu Hashidu and eight children among them is his first daughter Hajiya Iyami Hashidu who was a commissioner of community development and poverty alleviation under the present administration of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo Talban Gombe.
Abubakar Habu Hashidu was aged 74years, May his soul rest in peace and we pray that Allah grant him aljannat fiddausi.
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