Former North-Western State Governor Dies At 85

The first military Governor of the defunct North-Western state, Alhaji Usman Farouk is dead at the age 85.

Usman died at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe at about 1:00 am where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Daily Trust reported that his funeral prayer was held at the Emir of Gombe’s palace at 4:00 pm on Friday December 18. He is survived by three wives, 23 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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