Engineer Abdulkadir Kure, a former governor of Niger state has died.
According to a family source, Kure died in Germany where he went for medical treatment.
Kure was flown abroad last week and subsequently died of complications arising from liver disease.
He was the governor of niger state between 1999-2007.
The deceased was a two-term governor of the state from 1999 to 2007.
He was also the 12th governor of the state and the third civilian governor after Emir Awwal Ibrahim(1979-1983) and Dr. Musa Inuwa( 1992-1993).
In a statement by the Niger State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Jonathan Vatsa, in Minna on Sunday night, the state government announced a 3 day mourning for the ex-governor.
It further stated that all flags should be flown at half mast throughout the state during the mourning period.
According to the commissioner, Governor Abubakar Bello has also declared a work free day on the day of the burial of the former governor to enable all Niger residents accord the departed leader a befitting burial.
“Engineer Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure remains a leader who out of office showed concern for the development of the state. His statesmanship saw him jettisoning party affiliation when he personally intervened in the recent labour crisis in the state,” Mr. Vatsa said.
[BREAKING] Former Niger state governor Kure,dies in Germany