Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:36 pm
Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nasarawa governor, is dead, former Nasarawa information commissioner Mamman Alakayi has confirmed.
Alakayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that 75-year-old Akwe died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday.
“I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening, that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” he said.
Alakayi said that the former governor had gone to the hospital to treat an undisclosed ailment three weeks ago.
“We are currently making arrangement for some family members to travel to Israel and convey the remains back home for burial,” he said.
NAN reports that Akwe was the governor of Nasarawa State from 2007 to 2011, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He hailed from Doma Local Government Area of the state.