Ex-Perm Sec dies while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia
A former permanent secretary in Bauchi State, Ado Santuraki Pali, has been confirmed dead.
He died while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
This was disclosed in a statement yesterday by the Information Officer, the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mohammed Yunusa.
Pali hailed from Pali district in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State, and was retired by former Governor Mohammed Abubakar in 2017.
He was a permanent secretary in the Ministries for Local Government Affairs, Ministry for Power and Hospitals Management Board, among others.
According to the statement, “the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, condoled with the family of the deceased over the unfortunate incident.”
The statement added that the cause of death was not disclosed.
The statement added, “Bala Mohammed again condoled with families, government and good people of Bauchi State over the death of one of Bauchi pilgrims, AlhajiAdo Santuraki Pali, a former permanent secretary in Bauchi State government.”
The added that the governor felicitated with the Bauchi pilgrims over their successful completion of the Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Bala, who is also on pilgrimage, delivered the message during a special visit to the pilgrims’ tent in Muna, to address the Bauchi contingent in Saudi Arabia.
“The governor reaffirmed his promise to pay a special package to all the pilgrims in Mecca at the time the pilgrims need such a support the most.
“The governor, therefore, called on the pilgrims to intensify prayers for Bauchi State and Nigeria to overcome all her socioeconomic, political and security challenges and to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.”