Ex-Borno gov, Goni is dead


By Tayo Alabi

The first civilian Governor of old Borno State, comprising the present Borno and Yobe states, Alhaji Muhammadu Goni is dead.

According to PUNCH reports he died on Wednesday after a brief illness in Maiduguri.

He was aged 78.

It would be recalled that in April 1979, Goni resigned from the National Supply Company and joined politics.

He was elected as the first civilian governor of the former Borno State, on the platform of the Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP), and was in office from October 1979 to September 1983.

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