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Kaduna State loses immediate past Deputy Governor Bala Bantex

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The immediate past Deputy Governor of Kaduna State in North-West Nigeria, Barnabas Yusuf Bala Bantex is dead.

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The Kaduna State Government in a statement signed by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Muyiwa Adekeye formally announced the death of the former Deputy Governor in Abuja who was age 64.

Bantex served as Deputy Governor to Governor Nasir El-Rufai between 2015 and 2019 when he resigned to aspire for a seat in the Senate.

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Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has declared Monday, July 12 as a work-free day in honour of his memory and service to the State.