By Isa Lapai, Minna
Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello has described late Abdulkadir Kure as a leader who plays politics without bitterness.
Reacting to the death of Kure who was a former governor of the state, Bello said, “He was a peacemaker and bridge builder who was concerned with progress and development of our state.”
“I had good understanding and cordial relationship with him. Late former Gov. Abulkadir Kure was an example of godfearing gentleman who understood that there was time for politics and time for governance.
“Former Gov. Abdulkadir Kure is a leader who has always given me wise counsel about how to ensure good democratic governance. The news of his demise came with a shock because I spoke with him four days ago and he was doing reasonably okay.
“In fact, I was hoping to go and see him soon but it appears that after my phone conversation with him, the situation went out of hand. We will surely miss him. Personally I will miss his counselling despite the differences in party.
“As a former governor and leader I enjoyed a lot of counseling from him in matters that affect the state. He never relate with me as someone from a different political platform.”
Bello said despite party differences late Kure had been a leader and statesman by offering him useful advice that would move the state forward.
“Late former governor Kure had on several occasion send or personally visited me to advice me on important issues concerning the state. Of recent, he intervened on the labour-government crisis” the governor stated.
Bello promised to complete some of the laudable projects started by late Kure’s administration.
He disclosed that state government under his watch has completed the water project in Gawu started by Kure’s administration.
the governor added that work would soon commence in Katcha and Agaie water projects initiated by Kure but abandoned by last administration.
Bello prayed Allah to grant late former governor aljana fidausi and the family and entire people of the state the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“The passing away of Alhaji Abdullahi Kure, is a tragedy to the state and the nation at large, his demise at this critical and crucial moment of our country has created a big vacuum.
Late Kure was the 12th governor of the state. He was then third civilian to governor Niger.
Late Kure played politics without bitterness – Bello
By Isa Lapai, Minna