Adamawa Governor's Father Dies
Ahmadu Fintiri (image courtesy: Adamawa State Government)

Umaru Badami, father to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, died on Sunday after a protracted illness, according to the governor’s media aide Solomon Kumangar.

Kumangar said that Badami, 82, passed away in the afternoon.

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“He was on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola and was discharged yesterday only to later collapse,” NAN quoted him as saying.

Concise News understands that Badami’s remains have been buried according to Islamic rites after funeral prayers were held at the Yola Central Mosque.

The deceased, a retired soldier, is survived by a wife and six children, including Gov. Fintiri.