SAHARANEWS – The Deputy Speaker to the Yobe State House of Assembly, Dr. Garba Ibrahim Kurmi is dead.
Garba died at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, after a brief illness.
Until his death, the late Deputy Speaker was a member of the State Assembly representing Fika I (Fika/Ngalda) on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the chairman security, petition and legislative compliance committee of the house, as well as member of various standing committees.He has been in the Assembly since 2011.
The deceased before his death could not secure his party’s ticket for the 2019 election, following a loss in the primary election to Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman Malori.A Medical Doctor by profession, the deceased was survived by 2 wives and 8 children.
SaharaNews understands that his remains will be committed to mother earth today, February 19, 2019, in Damaturu, according Islamic rites.