Posted: Monday 5th May 2014 at 19:06 pm

Another National Conference Delegate Drops Dead In Abuja

A delegate and an elder statesmen in the ongoing National Conference, Dr Mohammed Jumare, died in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.  

This was contained in a statement issued by James Akpandem, the Assistant Secretary, Media and Communications.

Akpandem, said that Jumare, who hailed from Kaduna State, had since been buried in Zaria.

“The National Conference sitting in Abuja was on Monday hit by another sad news of the death of a delegate, Dr Mohammed Abubakar Jumare, from Kaduna State” Akpandem said. “Dr Jumare who came to the Conference as an Elder Statesman died in the early hours of Monday in Abuja and was buried later in the day in Zaria. The late Dr Jumare was born on August 20, 1943 in Kwarbai, Zaria City. His burial was attended by the Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Ramalan Yero and the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris”.   

Late Jumare, who was the General Manager, Personnel and Administration at Peugeot Automobile Ltd, Kaduna, from 1993 to 1999, was also the Chairman, Kaduna State Water Board from 2003 to 2004.

Akpandem further disclosed that the deceased served as a National Commissioner in charge of Information and Publicity Committee at the National Electoral Commission, adding that he was also the Chairman of the 15-member National Advisory Committee on Delimitation of Constituencies constituted by INEC from 2008 to 2009.

According to Akpandem, Jumare, in 2011, was re-appointed Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission in Kaduna State, a position he held until his death.   

Akpandem said that the conference was represented at Jumare’s burial by Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the Assistant Secretary, Finance and Administration. 


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