Kwara loses former deputy governor

FORMER Kwara State deputy governor, Peter Kisira, is dead.

He died in the early hours of Saturday, March 30.

He was 74.

The announcement of his passing was contained in a statement signed by Rafiu Ajakaiye the chief press secretary to the state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

According to the statement, Governor Abdulrazaq expressed sadness at his death and extended his condolences to the deceased family.

He urged Kisara’s family to take comfort in his legacies and role in public service.

“Kwara State Governor, AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq, is sad to receive reports of the death of the former Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Peter Kisira, in the early hours of today, Saturday.

“On behalf of the people and government of the state, Governor AbdulRazaq sends his heartfelt condolences to the people of Baruten and the family of Elder Kisira, whom he urges to take solace in his fine legacies as a public servant and a bureaucrat who rose to the rank of permanent secretary in the state’s civil service,” the statement partly read.

Kisara was deputy governor to the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulfattah Ahmed, between 2011 and 2019.

His former principal, Ahmed, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of mismanaging public funds to the tune of N10 billion during his time as governor.



    The ICIR reported that he had spent days in the EFCC custody before his arraignment.

    Another former deputy governor of Kwara State, Simon Sayomi, died in December 2020.

    Sayomi had died after a brief illness at the age of 95.

    He served as deputy governor between 1999 and 2003.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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