Adamawa Chief Of Staff Dies, Buried In Mecca, Gov Declares 3-Day Mourning

Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has declared 3-day mourning following the death of the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta in Makkah, Saudi Arabia where he was also buried.

In  statement, the government said: “It is with a deep sense of grief and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that the Adamawa State Government announces the passing away of the Chief of Staff, Government House Yola, Alhaji Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta. The sad event occurred in the early hours of Monday the 18th of June, 2018 in Makkah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where the late Chief of Staff went for Umrah (the lesser Hajj).


“Consequently, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow has declared three days of mourning in Adamawa State starting from Monday the 18th of June 2018. The Governor calls on the people of the State to pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of the late Chief of Staff.


As Adamawa State workers resume work on Tuesday the 19th of June 2018, Government calls on them to be more committed to the progress and development of the State as a befitting remembrance of what the late Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta stood for in his over three decades of public life.


According to the family, the late Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta was buried  on Monday 18th June, 2018 in Makkah the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia according to Islamic Injunctions.


The late Chief of Staff would have been 60 years old at his next birthday in November 2018. He is survived by an aged Father, one wife and eleven (11) children.