The former permanent secretary in the Bauchi state, Ado Santuraki Pali, has been confirmed dead. He died while performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
This was revealed in a report yesterday by the Information Officer, the State Board of Welfare of Muslim Pilgrims, Mohammed Yunusa.
Pali came of the Pali district in the Alkaleri local government area of Bauchi state and was removed by former governor Mohammed Abubakar in 2017.
He was a permanent secretary in the Ministries of Local Government Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Hospital Administrative Board, among others.
According to the statement, “Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed condoles the family of the deceased for the unfortunate incident.” The statement added that the cause of death was not disclosed.
The statement added: “Bala Mohammed once again sympathized with the families, government and good people of the state of Bauchi for the death of one of Bauchi’s pilgrims, AlhajiAdo Santuraki Pali, former permanent secretary of the Bauchi state government.”
They added that the governor congratulated the pilgrims of Bauchi for completing the Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Bala, who is also on a pilgrimage, delivered the message during a special visit to the pilgrim shop in Muna, to address the Bauchi contingent in Saudi Arabia.
“The governor reaffirmed his promise to pay a special package to all pilgrims in Mecca at the moment when pilgrims most need that support.
“The governor, therefore, asked the pilgrims to intensify the prayers for the state of Bauchi and Nigeria to overcome all their socio-economic, political and security challenges and to fulfill the wishes and aspirations of the people.”