A file photo of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
The Kaduna State Government has declared Monday, July 12, as a work-free day in honour of the late former Deputy Governor of the state, Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex).
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye on Sunday.
According to the statement, Architect Barnabas Bala, who served as Deputy Governor of Kaduna State from May 2015 to May 2019, died on Sunday in Abuja.
Late former Deputy Governor of the state, Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex)
Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai has sent a personal message of condolence to the family, noting that it was a blessing to know Bantex and to have worked with him.
The governor acknowledged his commitment to the progress of Kaduna State and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose and to comfort his family.