• September 27, 2020

Former Borno governor Muhammad Goni Dies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The former governor of Borno state, Alhaji Muhammad Goni is dead.

He died on Wednesday after a brief illness, according to a source.

Goni was a retired civil servant who served as the governor of Borno state from 1979–1983 in the Nigerian Second Republic.

The later ex-governor was born in 1942 in Kareto, Mobbar local government area, Borno state.

He attended Maiduguri Middle School (1953–55), Borno Provincial Secondary School (1956–61), Provincial Secondary School, Kano (1962–63) and the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1964–87), where he gained a BA (Administration), specialising in international affairs.

Goni’s death came a few days after the death of His Highness, the Shehu of Bama, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, a first-class emir in Borno was announced by the state government.

The traditional ruler passed away at a hospital in Maiduguri, the state capital in the afternoon on Monday, April 27.

His death was announced by Babakura Abba Jato, Borno state commissioner for home affairs, information and culture during a media briefing on the prevention and control of COVID-19.

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