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Kaduna govt declares 12th July work-free day for late Bala Bantex

The Kaduna State Government has declared Monday, July 12th 2021 as a work-free day to honour the memory and service of its former Deputy Governor, Barnabas Yusuf Bala Bantex, who died in the early hours of Sunday.

This was announced in a statement issued by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Sunday.

According to the statement, state government has declared Monday, 12th July 2021 as a work-free day in honour of his memory and service to the state.

It also stated that Nasir El-Rufai had sent a personal message of condolence to the family.

Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex, who served as Deputy Governor of Kaduna State from May 2015 to May 2019, died on Sunday in Abuja after a brief illness.

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