A close family member of the former military administrator told newsmen that Kontagora died of COVID-19 related complications.
Joining the hosts of others to express their grief, Governor Ganduje in a statement issued on Monday in Kano through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Abba Anwar described the former MILAD as an “astute, sound and a gallant military officer“.
He added: “Kontagora’s high level of discipline and unassuming pedigree earned him many accolades during his military days, particularly when he was Kano State Military Administrator.
“It’s indeed a great loss not only to his families, Niger State Government or the military as an institution, it is equally a great loss to Nigeria and Nigerians”.
The governor prayed Allah to forgive all his wrongdoings and reward all his good deeds with Jannatul-Fiddaus.
Meanwhile, a family source had confirmed to newsmen earlier that the deceased was buried today, Monday, January 11, in line with the Islamic rites.