Governor Inuwa Yahaya Mourns Gombe LG Chairman, Aliyu Usman Haruna

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the demise of Alhaji Aliyu Usman Haruna, the Caretaker Chairman of Gombe Local Government Council.

Aged 58, Alhaji Aliyu passed away today in an Egyptian hospital where he was receiving treatment.

A statement on Tuesday, 5th December 2023 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, received the news of Alhaji Haruna’s demise with profound sadness.

While reacting to the sad news, the Governor described the death of the ALGON Chairman as a monumental loss, not only to his family but to the state and Nigeria as a whole.

He described the deceased as a confidant, honest, and loyal associate, making this loss profoundly personal to him.

Governor Inuwa noted that the death of the Gombe Local Government Chairman is not just a loss to one community, but a loss felt across the entire state.

He fondly remembered Alhaji Haruna as a humble, humane, and remarkable politician and leader who served the nation diligently in various capacities, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of many.

“Alhaji Aliyu Haruna’s leadership qualities and his commitment to the welfare of his people were evident throughout his services as elected and Caretaker Chairman of Gombe Local Government Council as well as in many other positions he held”.

The Governor extended his heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the deceased, the people of Gombe local government, and the entire state.

“As we mourn this huge loss, we pray Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus”.

Born on 2nd June 1965, Alhaji Aliyu Haruna, popularly known as Ali Ashaka, left behind two wives and sixteen children.

Details regarding the funeral prayer will be communicated in due course.