A former Commissioner in the old Benue State, Alhaji Shehu Othman, has died at the age of 91 years.
Othman died on Wednesday at the Trust Charitos Hospital in Jabi, Abuja, after a brief illness.
His passing was announced by his family adding that he would be buried the same day after Zuhur prayer at the National Mosque, Abuja.
The statement read, “Inna lillahi wa ina ilaihir taki in.
“With a heavy heart, but in total submission to the will of Allah, the family of Alhaji Shehu Othman wishes to announce his demise today, 29th November 2023, aged 91,at the Trust Charitos Hospital in Jabi, Abuja, after a brief illness.
“Janaza prayer will be held after Zuhur prayer (1:30pm) at the National Mosque, Abuja.
“While burial would be at the Gudu Cemetery soon after.”
Othman was born on 26th June, 1932, and held the title of Magajin Garin Keana until his death.
The late nonagenarian held several Cabinet portfolios in the now-defunct Benue-Plateau and Plateau States, as well as several Federal board appointments.
“May Allah rest and forgive the soul of the departed, and grant him Aljannah Firdaus, amen,” the statement added.