The Deputy Speaker, Yobe State House of Assembly, Dr. Garba Ibrahim Kurmi is dead.
According to sources close to the family, the lawmaker died on Monday at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu following a protracted illness.
Until his death, the late Deputy Speaker was a member of the State Assembly representing Fika I (Fika/Ngalda) on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the chairman security, petition and legislative compliance committee of the house, as well as member of various standing committees.
A Medical Doctor by profession, the deceased was survived by 2 wives and 8 children.
We gathered that his remains will be committed to mother earth tomorrow morning, February 19, 2019, in Damaturu, according to Islamic rites.