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Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has sent his heartfelt sympathy to the Emir of Minna, HRH Alhaji Umar Faruq Bahago and the entire Minna Emirate over the death of one of their illustrious Son, Dr Peter Saleh Sarki.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje.
Governor Sani Bello who described the deceased as an astute Educationist and Administrator whom he had closely worked with, said the State has indeed lost a rare gem.
He said the State will surely miss the vast experience and meaningful contributions of his former colleague in the Executive Council of the immediate past administration.
He then prayed that God Almighty grant him paradise and give Minna Emirate, his immediate family and associates the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Late Dr. Peter Sarki served as Chief of Staff to the former Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, he also served as Commissioner for Tertiary Education as well as Lands and Housing in the same Administration.
The Late Dr Peter Sarki was also a one time Mayor of Minna Municipal Council, Niger State capital.
As an astute Educationist and Administrator, the late Dr Peter Sarki served the Niger State College of Education in different capacities.
He was part of various Committees that served and contributed immensely towards developing the State Education sector and also in the development of Minna Emirate as well as Minna Emirate Education Foundation.
Late Dr. Peter Saleh Sarki died in the early hours of Wednesday after a brief illness, leaving behind two wives, children and grandchildren.