Council Chairman dies of Covid-19 related issues in Benue


The Chairman of Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, Mr. Daniel Deajir  died on Thursday night from Covid-19 related ailments.

Deajir was quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Makurdi where he passed on.

He was sworn-in as the Chairman of Buruku LGA by Governor Ortom alongside 22 others on June 23, 2020 and has served for just eight months before he passed on.

Governor Samuel Ortom in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase said Deajir’s death is quite shocking and devastating, describing the deceased as a gentleman and diligent administrator who made positive impact in his stewardship of the local government area before his sudden death. 

The state governor consoled the people of Buruku, particularly the Deajir family over the irreparable loss, while praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased.

As a result of the death of the Chairman, his deputy, Mr. Andrew Lorver was sworn in by the Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu as the substantive Chairman of Buruku Council Area. -Guardian.

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