The Former Governor of Gombe State, Abubakar Habu Hashidu has died at the age of 74 after a long battle with Alzheimers disease on Friday morning at his home in Gombe.
A family source said the late ex-governor will be buried this evening. According to the family source, “With total submission to the will of Allah, we announce the death of former Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Abubakar Habu Hashidu. May Allah forgive his soul and grant him jahhan.”
Late Hashidu was governor of Gombe state under the platform of then All Peoples Party (APP) from May 1999 to May 2003. Late Hashidu held several political posts including being Minister of Water Resources as well as a Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development under the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida.
During the late head of state, Sani Abacha’s regime, Late Hashidu was also a member of the Vision 2010 committee set up the Abacha govt.