Yobe commissioner dies in auto crash on way to board flight

The Yobe Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Alhaji Goni Lawal, is dead.

The spokesperson of the ministry, Alhaji Tijjani Ciroma, confirmed the death to the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu.

He said Lawal, 57, died in a car accident on Potiskum to Azare Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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

The spokesperson said funeral prayers for the deceased would hold by 11 a.m. 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.

Lawal is survived by two wives and many children.

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