Ex-Governor’s son dies after Eid-el-Fitr prayers


Governor Ahmed Ododo of Kogi State has commiserated with the former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, over the death of his son, Muhammed Idris.


The late Muhammed Idris was a member of the House of Representatives. He represented Ankpa/Olamaboro/Omala Federal Constituency.

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Muhammed Idris, aged 55, was reported to have died on Wednesday, shorty after the Eid-el-Fitr prayer at his residence in Abuja.

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Ododo, in a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ismaila Isah, on Thursday in Lokoja, described the death of the former federal lawmaker as a tragic loss.



The governor expressed deep sympathy for the family of Idris.


According to Ododo, the late Muhammed Idris, was an older brother in whom he had found a worthy compatriot.


The governor noted that their last meeting was in March 2024 when he came in the company of stakeholders from Omala Local Government Area on a solidarity visit to him as the governor, during which they had useful discussions on plans for development of the state.


The governor urged the family of the deceased to take solace in the fact that he lived a life filled with worthy accomplishments as a politician and a businessman.


The governor prayed Allah to grant the former lawmaker eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.


Muhammed Idris was born on December 8, 1969, and represented Ankpa/Olamaboro/Omala Federal constituency from 2011 to 2015.



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