Bauchi commissioner dies in car accident


The Bauchi state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Ahmed Aliyu Jalam, has lost his life in a car accident.
The late commissioner met his death while traveling to his hometown in Jalam, Dambam local government area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that the commissioner, along with his driver, died in the fatal crash on Saturday, June 1.

The state governor, Bala Mohammed, confirmed Jalam’s death in a statement issued on Sunday, June2, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mukhtar Gidado.

“It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the sudden death of the Honorable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bauchi State, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Jalam (Maikankana), who died as a result of a ghastly motor accident on Saturday, 1st June 2024,” the statement read.

“His demise is deeply felt by His Excellency, Governor Bala Mohammed, his cabinet colleagues, friends, family, and the countless individuals whose lives he touched during his lifetime,” the statement added.

Governor Mohammed extended his deepest condolences to Jalam’s family and the entire state, praying that Almighty Allah forgives Jalam’s shortcomings and grants him Aljanna Firdaus.

The deceased, who was 60 years old, is survived by his wives and many children.

Jalam served as Commissioner for Religious Affairs in 2019 and was reappointed as a Commissioner in 2023, serving under the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs until his death.

Fondly called Maikankana, he also served as a councilor in 1999, caretaker chairman in 2007, executive chairman in 2008, and again as a caretaker chairman in Dambam LGA.

The late Jalam will be buried today, Sunday, June 2, 2024, in his hometown, Jalam, Dambam LGA of Bauchi State, at 11:00 am.

Mike Ojo

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