Politics How Buhari Described Late Ex-Niger Governor, Kure Who Was Investigated For Corruption By EFCC



President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday extended heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Niger State on the passing of former governor, Abdulkadir Kure, who passed on in Germany on Sunday.


President Buhari also commiserated with wife of the deceased, Senator Zaynab Kure, and her children, all the Kure family and the Nupe people,”on the unfortunate demise of their illustrious son”.

“The President joins them in mourning the two-term governor and vibrant political leader who was a great promoter of peaceful co-existence, development and the unity of the Nigerian state throughout his life,” the presidency said in a statement

It said “President Buhari pays tribute to Engr. Kure’s unselfish dedication to the progress of his state, symbolised by his selfless services to his community even after leaving office.

“The President prays that the Almighty Allah will receive Governor Kure’s soul and comfort all who mourn him”.

Before his death, Kure was quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged N600million contract from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). EFCC said the contract was awarded to a foreign firm linked with Kure. Investigators said the company in which Kure has interest was among the 300 referred to the EFCC by the presidency.