Ex-Nasarawa Governor, Akwe-Doma Laid to Rest


By Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia

The remains of the immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State, Aliyu Akwe-Doma, were laid to rest yesterday in his country home, Doma.

Leading the funeral prayer at the Islamiya Central Primary School, Doma, the headquarters of Doma Local Government Area, the Chief Imam of Doma Central Mosque, Malam Hassan Jibrin, prayed God to grant the former governor eternal rest.

While speaking with journalists shortly after the funeral prayers the state Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, said the late former governor had imparted monumentally on human development during his four years reign as governor of the state.

He prayed the almighty God to grant his predecessor eternal rest, just as he added that Akwe-Doma’s death was  a great loss to the state.

The state governor added that the death of the immediate past governor was a personal loss considering the personal relationship that had existed between them.

Akwe-Doma died in an Israeli hospital on March 6, 2018 at the age of 78, after a protracted illness.

He was governor of Nasarawa State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between 2007-2011.

His remains had arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja last Saturday at about 11:30p.m. where it was received by the leader of the state delegation, Ahmed Tijani Aliyu and thereafter moved straight to his Abuja residence at about 12:50a.m. yesterday and was later in the day taken to his country home, Doma for final interment.

The burial was attended by former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, past and present federal and state legislators, traditional rulers, the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Silas Agra and other top government officials, among other personalities within and outside the state.