The President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees , Ibrahim Khaleel, has died in Abuja .
Khaleel reportedly slumped and subsequently passed away at his Abuja residence while trying to perform magrib prayers on Wednesday .
Condoling with the NULGE and the Kano State Government over the incident , the Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed expressed shocked , saying he was with the deceased at the Government House , Gusau , along with the Zamfara NULGE officials on Tuesday .
The governor in a statement on Thursday by the Director -General Media , Public Enlightenment and Communications , Government House , Yusuf Gusau , described Khaleel’ s death as “ a great lesson to leaders at all levels to fear Allah in discharging their responsibilities as death can occur at any time . ”
The governor described Khaleel as a freedom fighter and a dogged activist who spent most of his lifetime in the struggle for the welfare of workers , noting that his contributions would remain indelible in the minds of many labour leaders , especially his simplicity, hard work , honesty and humility to all .His death , according to the governor , is a monumental loss to the country , labour unions and the Kano State government , adding that the vacuum his death created would be very difficult to fill .
The statement titled , ‘ Governor Matawalle condoles with NULGE , Kano State government over the death of NULGE National President , Ibrahim Khaleel, ’ read in part , “ Matawalle extended his heartfelt condolences to the NULGE , Nigeria Labour Congress, Kano State Government and the deceased’ s immediate family for the great loss and prayed Almighty Allah to reward his soul with Jannatul Firdaus and give them the fortitude to bear the loss .
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