The ex Military Administrator of Kano and Benue states, Colonel Aminu Kontagora, has died at the age of 65.
According to report from Channels TV, he passed away on Sunday night after a brief illness at a hospital in FCT, Abuja.
A very close family member of the erstwhile military administrator who confirmed his death, disclosed that Kontagora died of COVID-19 related complications.
He also disclosed that he will be interred today, Monday, January 11, in line with the Islamic injunction.
Colonel Aminu Kontagora, born in 1956, served as Administrator of Benue State, from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.
He also served as the Administrator of Kano State from September 1998 to May 1999, under the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. He went on to hand over power to the then elected executive governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
Back in June 2009, late President Musa Yar’adua named him as a member of the board of The National Veterinary Research Institute. He was later named chairman of the Niger State Elders Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in September 2009.