Late Gov Yakowa’s brother dies at 51
By Luka Binniyat
KADUNA—Tragedy has again struck at the family of the former Governor of Kaduna State, late Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, as his only surving brother, Adamu Yakowa, 51, died at about 8.30pm on Saturday.
Family sources told Vanguard, that Adamu died at the Kafanchan General Hospital on Saturday. He reportedly took ill shortly after the demise of his brother, Patrick, in a helicopter crash last December at Bayelsa State.
A member of the family, Mr. Shagari Borgo who confirmed the death said late Adamu retired from the Kaduna Vehicle Inspection Office as a senior staff.
Late Adamu was decribed as a gentle and peace loving. Left to mourn him are his widow and five children.
Meanwhile, the 30-day prayer for late Governor Yakowa would be held at St. John’s Catholic Church, Unguwan Rimi GRA, in Kaduna metroplois, according to the Parish Priest of the Church, Rev, Father Celestine Katung.
“We will be marking the 30-day memorial prayers of our dear late brother and Governor. Next Sunday will mark the 30 days of his passing away,” the priest said.