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Yobe commissioner dies in car crash

Yobe commissioner dies in car crash
August 03
12:01 2022

Goni Lawal, Yobe commissioner for youths and sports, is dead.

Tijjani Ciroma, spokesperson of the ministry, confirmed the news on Wednesday.

He said Lawal died in a car accident on Potiskum-Azare road around 7:30 pm on Tuesday.

Ciroma said the deceased, aged 57, was on his way to Kano to board a flight to Abuja for an official function.

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The spokesperson said funeral prayers for the deceased will take place by 11 am at Yobe Islamic Centre, Damaturu.

Lawal was appointed as a commissioner in 2019.

He was a member of the house of representatives from 2007 to 2015.

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Last Friday, Omotayo Sanyaolu, senior special assistant to the Lagos governor on tertiary education, youth and student affairs, died in an auto-crash.

The accident occurred within the vicinity of the army cantonment in Maryland, Ikeja area of Lagos.

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