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Yobe commissioner Goni Lawal died in auto crash

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Yobe’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Goni Lawal, is dead.

Spokesperson for the ministry, Tijjani Ciroma, confirmed the death in Damaturu.

He said Mr Lawal, 57, died in a car crash on Potiskum to Azare Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mr Ciroma said the deceased was on his way to Kano to board a flight to Abuja for an official function.

The spokesperson said funeral prayers for the deceased would be held by 11:00 a.m. at Yobe Islamic Centre, Damaturu.

Mr Lawal was appointed as a commissioner in 2019.

He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015.

Mr Lawal is survived by two wives and many children.

Credit: NAN

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