Kogi Govt Mourns as Senator Alex Kadiri Dies at 82

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Kogi state government has expressed deep sadness over the demise of an elder statesman and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Alex Usman Kadiri at the age of 82.

In a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, and made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Friday, the Kogi state government extended condolences to late Dr. Kadiri’s family over the loss.

According to the statement, Governor Usman Ododo expressed his determination to immortalize the spirit of the late Dr Kadiri by ensuring good governance, unity and development in Kogi state.

“The late Sen. Kadiri who represented Kogi East Senatorial District in the Senate between 1999 and 2007 was a distinguished patriot who was passionate about the development of our dear state and our nation. Before his excellent representation in the Red Chambers, he had served as a Director General at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.

“In his public and private life, the late political and community leader was a constant voice for equity, justice and development, exuding the proper Kogi spirit of excellence.

“His aspiration to lead Kogi State exemplified his desire to contribute to the development of the State. He was a shining light from our dear State.

“Even at 82, it was our wish to still have our late elder statesman around in order for the Kogi State Government to continue to benefit from his wealth of experience and enthusiastic readiness to give a hand of support for development.

“Our thoughts are with his immediate family, the people of Igalaland, Kogi State and Nigerians at large as we mourn a political colossus and a development advocate,” the statement read.

The state government urged young Kogites to imbibe the exemplary lifestyle and impeccable track record of the late Senator Alex Usman Kadiri.

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