Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has announced the death of his former deputy Barnabas Bala Bantex.
This was contained in a statement personally signed by El-Rufai and made available to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday.
The governor said “In Bantex, I have lost a dear friend and partner in the service of Kaduna State.
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“In the midst of trying times, I have received with utter sadness news of the departure of my friend and brother, His Excellency Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex).
” From our days as undergraduates in the 1970s to our practice as professional colleagues in the construction industry and eventually partners in a governance project, Bantex was consistently a dependable man of brilliance and imagination.
“He believed in the potential of our state and in the capacity of our people to work together for progressive attainments.”