The remains of the former governor of Gombe state Abubakar Habu Hashidu who died on Friday have been buried in Gombe on Friday 5:30pm.

The Chief Imam of Moddibo Bubayaro Central Moques Gombe Sheik Mohammad Abdulqadir led the funeral prayer at the place of the Emir of Gombe.

The funeral was attended by dignitaries which included the Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, Speaker Gombe state House of Assembly Nasuru Nono, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo, and Emir of Dukku Haruna Abdulqadir Rasheed.

Executive Director of Wildan Care Foundation Ibrahim Yusuf and a daughter of the deceased Hajiya Zariyatu Abubakar Hashidu who disclosed the death of the former Governor to Bounce News in Gombe said, the deceased died on Friday afternoon at the age of 74, at his residence in Kashere road, GRA Gombe.

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Hashidu, the executive secretary of the Movement for the creation of Gombe state, a B.Sc, Agriculturist, administrator was born on April 10th 1944 at Hashidu village in Dukku local government area of Gombe state.

He attended Hashidu Primary School, 1950-1954, Gombe Senior Primary School, 1954-57, Bauchi Secondary 1957-63 School of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

He was once appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as Minister of Water Resources and become the first civilian Governor in Gombe state from 29 May 1999 to 2003 under the platform of APP.

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